GRAVE RETURN: Self-titled: 12”

Brats in Battalions for the twenty-first century. There must be a wormhole below modern Orlando, Florida that connects directly to 1982. Grave Return is the latest in a solid succession of Orlando bands that fully understand how to play the style without ever sounding dated or committing theft from the old school bands that they and us all love. These eight songs feel immediately familiar without being derivative at all. Left turns in the arrangements at unexpected moments, combined with killer melodic hooks—in both vocals and lead guitar—make this 12” my record of the month. –Chad Williams (Self-released, gravereturn.bandcamp.com)