Point Blank’s self-titled 7” is hardcore done right. You’d expect nothing less from Danny D., a founding member of Underdog who plays bass, and Ken “KWE” Wagner, a scene legend in his own right who rocks the mic. The opener “No More” was a fast one, setting the tone for most of the record. Point Blank’s namesake anthem was a slower jam certain to inspire epic singalongs and pile-ons when played live, and it was one of my favorite tracks. Lyrically, the band tackles issues both personal and political. I was particularly a fan of the positive messages in the tracks “Live for You” and “Well Defined.” They were a nice juxtaposition to the violent imagery in the band’s name, logo, and interspersed in their other lyrics. These negative images didn’t detract from my appreciation of the band. On the contrary, this record was one of my favorite discoveries of 2015. If you’re a fan of Underdog, or classic NYHC in general, you need to check this out.
–Paul J. Comeau (Not Like You, [email protected])