PROTESTANT: Reclamation: 12” EP

Mar 07, 2013

Thick and heavy d-beat in the melodic Swedish vein. I seem to remember this band being much less melodic, but I am digging this sound over all. There are some cool moments where the heavier side of the band takes over completely and allows for a cool change of pace, like the doomy riff that closes out the opening track “Home” that is certainly more Southern than Scandinavian, but the mix works well. It seems like this style has been done to death in the last ten years and I can’t really say that this record sticks out among the other End Of All or Wolfbrigade clones, but if the goal was “write a good d-beat record” they succeeded.

 –Ian Wise (Halo Of Flies)