Mar 27, 2008

I assume this review will go straight to the website since someone else already reviewed this jam. So I feel safe admitting to you in the quiet recesses of the internet that my affair with “hardcore” was brief and ended years ago. Yes, even the really good brutal ‘80s stuff. I guess I still like Negative Approach and that first Agnostic Front record, but honestly I never listen to them any more. That being said, I can say that this is a really good 7” pretty much in the style of Negative Approach and super early Agnostic Front, but I can’t ever see myself putting this on again. It’s just not the type of thing I put on to listen to for pleasure. Oh, I read some reviews of this on the Derranged site and my absolute favorite thing said about it was, “Riffs shoot diagonally to the skies, vocals jam the measures with pained yowling, rhythm section rides completely off the rails.” That was from Dusted Magazine. How fitting is that? I think “Vocals Jam The Measures” would be a really cool band name. Someone start that band with me. I’ve been listening to a lot of Cock Sparrer and Built to Spill. Talk about two great flavors just waiting to be put together. Look out Reeses… “Vocals Jam The Measures” is coming for you.

 –Steve Stephenson (Deranged)