May 20, 2010

With a name like Ripshit, they sure have the confidence to live up to it. Four songs of fast, raging, political hardcore which rail against consumption, laws, America and all the stuff that punk is epically pissed off about. Nothing has changed, so why stop? Female-fronted, this band is best on the song “Ripshit Votes Kill ‘Em All and Let God Sort ‘Em Out” which rails against the ignorance of voting for Hillary Clinton as being feminist and for voting at all. That’s the first time I’ve heard that cliché put to good use! Dylan Bredeau is a three-piece of ‘90s-style emo hardcore with shrieking gang vocals. These are good hardcore songs if you don’t think about the horrid lyrics about holding hands and sharing soy ice cream.

 –Craven (Spicy Soup)