NOI!SE: The Real Enemy: LP

First off, let me tell you I love this band. I have all their records and listen to them on the reg. I’m fussy with my “streetpunk,” as there’s so much, of which eighty percent is rehashed garbage. Noi!se have managed to blend so many great influences to make a totally unique, arresting sound. One part Bad Religion, one part Leatherface, one part Dropkick Murphys, one part the Business and blend until you have perfect texture. Lyrics are on point from a socio political/working class angle. Recording is big and not too clean. There’s passion, Is that what most of these bands are missing? Singer Matt is a soldier in the Middle East (take that as you will) and I wonder if that’s where some of the hunger comes from? Be damned if I know, but I really, really like this record. The guest appearances of known faces just add to an already killer package. Nice one, guys. Real nice. –Tim Brooks (Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)