VULTURES UNITED: Girls: Cassette

Sep 19, 2013

This is the easiest review I have ever written. Covers of songs written or performed by women, played in the most predictable “hardcore” fashion by men, who dedicate the album to women. I checked out their website and it appears covers and references are their schtick. I just don’t get what the point of it is. It’s a cover band that doesn’t really change anything about the structure of the songs, just the delivery, which is exactly the same on each track. I don’t understand where originality or creativity came into play. Listening to this makes me sad. Hardcore used to be about something. Nobody quite agrees what that something was, but we know it was real and not strictly for entertainment. This makes me respect every shitty hardcore band that at least tried to do its own thing. Singing along to “That’s Not My Name” means less than nothing to me.

 –Rene Navarro (Baldy Longhair,