SEIZED UP: Brace Yourself: LP

Seized Up is from Santa Cruz. They’re a new supergroup consisting of Bl’ast vocalist Clifford Dinsmore, Fast Asleep guitarist Danny B., Good Riddance bassist Chuck Platt, and Distillers drummer Andy Granelli. Off! fans will recognize this brand of studied hardcore, culled from the best of early 1980s style, with a willingness to build with what came since. The songs are short, fierce, and hit like a confrontational poke to the chest. The Off! analogy is apt, as these songs are highly reminiscent of any of those included on that other supergroup’s releases.–Art Ettinger (Pirates Press)