SLAPSHOT: Tear It Down: CD

Oct 23, 2007

Never really liked these guys much, and was wholly unimpressed with ’em the one time I saw ’em, and yet I’m kinda diggin’ this. It ain’t the post-Minor Threat, Boston circa ’86 vaguely metal feel of this, ’cause that ain’t so new and inventive, and lord knows I’ve said more than enough times that most metallic hardcore gives me a rash. Mostly I think it’s ’cause, in this post-9/11 world where it seems the entire world acts toward the Big Apple like co-dependent parents coddling victimized progeny, these guys have the huevos to lay down a ditty entitled “Fuck New York.” Gotta love that.

 –jimmy (Thorp)