PULLING PUNCHES: Former Friends: CD

These Philadelphia dudes have a sound that is a very natural complement to the Harsh Realms record I also got for this review cycle, but this one is a spawn of Off With Their Heads and Street Dogs. Pulling Punches are anthemic, angst-ridden, and feisty, with lots of power and melody. It’s the kind of music that inspires one just to blast through all the shit and all the burdens heaped upon us and get it done.

 –Eric Carlson (Universal Warning)