Youth Avoiders has been one of my favorite bands of the last few years, and this 7” reaffirms that belief. Between the demo and their split with Zombies Are Pissed, the band got a bit more melodic, a bit more rock’n’roll, while still maintaining the aggression that made the demo so great. This 7” has a similar vibe to the material on the split, with frantic energy and crazy guitar wankery right out of the gate. Lyrically, they are still a bit all over the place, but vocalist Christopher Gautier is so fierce on the mic that the roar of his delivery sells anything they could write about. If you’ve yet to check these guys out, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Highly recommended.
–Paul J. Comeau (Build Me A Bomb, [email protected])