SAKES ALIVE: Act 2: EP

Modern hardcore with a definite rock influence, and it’s for the better. Sakes Alive are noisy and thrashy, but solid, tuneful, and catchy at the same time. Kind of like a gutsier and punker Gallows. All three songs on here do the job of getting down and dirty. Mainly mid-tempo, and a tad heavy, the music takes over the room with thick guitar sound and a drum kit that sounds like it’s getting beat to hell and back. The production on here is big and roomy, allowing the songs to develop and reveal themselves as they move along. “Images of Modern Man” on the flipside is the standout cut. Comes on greenish yellow vinyl. Chartreuse?

 –M.Avrg (Cavity, cavityrecords.com)