POISON RITES: Demo: CS

Really good meat-and-potatoes punk rock that sounds like an early U.S. bar band that stumbled on a couple early Eater and Front singles in the import section of their local record store. There’s a heavy rock’n’roll vibe and the whole thing is blown out and distorted to pieces, but the melodies shine through the noise in perfect little pieces. The recording sounds like the Mummies records but the songs shake off most of that sugary vibe, dropping in its place a more Killed By Death feeling a-la the Shit Dogs. Excited to see what these freaks do in the future. –Ian Wise (Self-released, poisonrites.bandcamp.com)