PROLETARIAT, THE: Soma Holiday: CD

After over thirty years, this band from Fall River, Mass. has decided to give it another go. Having witnessed their Boston area reunion show recently, I can testify that we are all lucky to have them back. This is the first in a series of reissues. There are traces of other bands’ sounds you may be familiar with, but the anger and outrage shapes these songs into something else. Driving bass, spiky guitar, fierce vocals, and pounding drums are the name of the game. But the message is still now—”working classes unite!” “Events/Repeat” makes more sense today than ever before. Thanks for coming back, gentlemen. Top shelf. –Sean Koepenick (SS, [email protected])