SPECTACLE, THE: I, Fail: 2xLP

I might have even enjoyed this if the stupid fucking press release hadn’t made bullshit claims about how this album “redefines punk rock and hardcore” or how it “presents the true shape of punk to come.” This is a double LP that never quite pulls it off. If being epic is the goal don’t twank around your guitar for minutes on end, ‘cause I’m gonna get bored. When the heavy parts finally arrive it is pretty good but I can’t say it was worth the wait. I’m sure someone at Scenester Credentials really likes this album but I’m not sure if I understand why it needed to be repressed when there is so much better music out there being made by bands that are still around.

 –Daryl Gussin (Scenster Credentials)