EPIC PROBLEM: Grace: 7”

A sad day indeed as this 7” marks the final release from a band which has put out some classic melodic and angry punk singles over the past decade. The only downside to Epic Problem was that it never got round to releasing a long player other than one which gathered together some earlier EPs. Anyway, the band goes out maintaining its high standard of tuneage which features a strong guitar sound and a pounding, vibrant rhythm section, fronted by some gruff, throaty vocals. It takes no time before I’m singing along and ruing the fact that I never saw Epic Problem live. Also, I think “Better Days” is probably my favorite song from the band, with some massive hooks and also a really prominent bass performance which propels the track along at a fair pace. –Rich Cocksedge (Brassneck, [email protected])