KREUTZER SONATA, THE: The Gutters of Paradise: LP

Apr 08, 2019

This is tough, socially conscious hardcore punk from Chicago that seems to be aspiring to be kind of a Morning Glory/Leftöver Crack type thing. This shit’s punk, yo! Honestly, I like this more than I thought I would by looking at the cover. The fifteen songs here are technically solid, with a bevy of melodic punk guitar leads that never get wanky and really give these songs some hooks to chew on. It’s a hardcore record for sure, but those moments where the average breakneck speed of these songs slows a little and allows for the guitars to “breathe” is really what kept my attention. I just really wish there were more of those moments! –Mark Twistworthy (Collision Course, / Don’t Panic, / No Time,