PAINT IT BLACK: Surrender: 7″

Four new songs by Paint It Black and much like their last full-length, New Lexicon, equal parts Damaged-era Black Flag mixed with the more modern sounds of melodic hardcore ala Kid Dynamite. However, I found this single to be less satisfying than their previous fifteen-song album. If I had to pin it on a single factor, it seems like they are less interested in solid melodic progressions and more focused on fast tempos and obtuse breakdowns, which felt much more balanced on my previous exposure to Paint It Black.

 –todd (Fat Wreck Chords)