This trio out of South Carolina’s May 2011 release includes four new tracks of kick your ass power punk. Combining growling, death metal vocals, amphetamine-induced percussion, and meaty chords the likes of Propaghandi and Born Against, this oughtta be the next thing you pit to. Hitting on topics like freedom, injustice, and that steely-eyed commitment to punk theology, Rubrics brings some of the principle concerns of the genre to the table. Switching things up, “Never Grow Up” passes the mic to female bassist/vocalist, Kerri, whose vox reminds me of Eve Libertine spliced with Joan Jett. Well written, well played. I dare you to stand still while listening to this. Recommended.
–Kristen K (Sidejar, sidejarrecords.com)