MUSCLE DUNGEON: Beef Angel: 7” EP

With a name like Muscle Dungeon, my expectations were subbasement low. But, boy, I feel stupid for doubting these Portland, Ore. punks because Beef Angel is fantastic. They blend Marked Men and Hickey, sweating a similar odor to that of California’s Weird Night (formerly White Night). Song titles like “Bong Jovi,” “Doom Saloon,” and “Deep Whiff” mask Muscle Dungeon’s airtight execution of straight-ahead, melody-driven punk. This five-song EP is raw, spontaneous, and catchy as fuck. Next time I won’t be so hesitant to explore the muscle dungeon. –Sean Arenas (Sex Sheet, sexsheetrecords.com, [email protected])