Test Of Time is a bit of a hardcore supergroup. Its members have been in more bands than I have space to list in this review. They more than know how to play their instruments and they have keen instincts for songwriting. They play melodic youth crew hardcore, but with more going on in terms of songwriting and riffing than three chords and verse, chorus, verse, breakdown song structures. Performing vocal duties is renowned punk photographer Todd Pollock. Pollock has put down his camera and picked up a microphone for the first time ever, and his vocal performance is powerful and engaging. He channels the best of hardcore heroes of the ‘80s. It’s catchy, passionate, and will live up to its name.
–Paul J. Comeau ([email protected], testoftime.bandcamp.com)