VISION QUEST: Bear Witness: 7”

Despite being a local band to me (Plymouth, U.K.) I’ve only seen Vision Quest twice, but both times I’ve been mightily impressed by the energy the band has. I got exhausted just watching vocalist Sam as she prowled and stomped around the stage, yelling into the mic as she went. The band blends a straightforward hardcore sound with some NYHC influences and the clean, razor-sharp guitar dictates proceedings extremely well. Being the fussy bugger that I am, this is a style that really needs to be bang on for me to enjoy it. Thankfully, all five tracks meet my exacting requirements. This really is a good record. –Rich Cocksedge (Crew Cuts, crewcutsrecords.limitedrun.com / Blind Rage, blindragerecords.limitedrun.com / Angry & Hungry, [email protected], angryxhungry.limitedrun.com)