May 10, 2007

Prevail Within: The leading hardcore political punk force out of San Antonio, TX. I will admit that I’m biased in their favor due to the fact that they helped my first band start out. These songs answer the questions that their full length presented. Mainly, can these guys play a song in less than four minutes? Yes they can, and it’s awesome. Smartbomb: Features members of No Trigger and Shock Nagasaki. They’re also politically charged, but more skate punk than hardcore. Musically, they remind me a little of Satanic Surfers with lyrics that don’t seem to have any sort of beat or measure. Recommended for the thirteen-year-old skater who thinks The Casualties have good political lyrics. All copies on clear vinyl with puke colored splatter. –

 –guest (Mightier Than Sword)