DAKINIZ: Raging Shouts: CD

These Parisians have a sound that reminds me of many different noisy post-punk favorites, but more often than not these songs left me with a Mclusky or Future Of The Left kind of feeling… aggressive, bass-driven, and “shouty.” There’s a song that very much reminded me of Les Savy Fav, and other times I can hear the influence of The Jesus Lizard. A level of melody and catchy musicality here puts this release more on the “rock” side of things, but it’s solid and filled with really catchy parts, something I’ll never complain about. These nine songs have plenty of hooks, but come with welcomed rough edges and chunky bass lines to dirty it up a bit. Enjoyable. –Mark Twistworthy (dakiniz.bandcamp.com)