VATICAN DAGGER: Self-titled: 7”

New Orleans punk is something I dig more and more, the more I listen to it. Vatican Dagger’s guitars are very Gary Wrong-ish, mostly because Gary Wrong is in the band. The riff of “Not to Be” is a hypnotic groove that veers into some chaos, kept in control by the drum pummel. “The Mess” is a more straight-forward punker. Both tunes have a thick enough guitar sound and good low end. Total Punk scores again! 

 –Sal Lucci (Total Punk)