SICK WARD: Into the Future: CS

This is the kind of street punk I like. Not the “We have to get more hair dye and hair spray so our mohawks looks precise for the show tonight” kind of street punk, but the “Our hands are calloused and we’ve got holes in our jeans because we can’t afford new ones” brand. There’s a little more depth between the riffs. Yes, there are songs about “the pigs” and “the bastards,” but the finger is also pointed inward in songs like “Two Worlds”: “Your teenage years have passed. Your rebellion did not last. The protests that you make, are against your own mistakes.” I’ll raise a fist for that. –MP Johnson (Self-released, Sickward.bandcamp.com)