CHEAP APPEAL: Self-titled: 7”

Members of Vacant State doing early Boston HC worship. The singer does a great Choke impression, but the songs don’t have any of the melody that made early Slapshot so good. This is straight forward, stripped-down HC. For fans of the first Shipwrecked LP, Jerry’s Kids, or Creem. –Ian Wise (Neon Taste, neontasterecords.bandcamp.com)