There's a couple ways to start this one. We could examine the ex members of pedigree, which normally would give you a hint at what is included. While I, just like anyone who was into hardcore in the earlier part of this decade, was suitably excited the band member pedigree (Knife Fight, Tear It Up, Cut The Shit, etc.) that really would do nothing in describing the sounds included in this short 7". The description given by the label is as follows:
"Broken Patterns also features a lineup of veterans (Tear It Up/Cut The Shit/Knife Fight/Broken Needle among others). Borrowing heavily from the punk history of their surroundings, the self titled debut sounds like it could have been a release on Dangerhouse Records in 1979. Throw in a little essence of Dead Kennedys and there you go..."
I could honestly wrap up the review there. This even kinda sounds as though it was recorded in that era. This is not to infer that the sound is completely unclear but, there is certainly a dirtiness given in the recording process. On the upside of the production is that the guitars come out very clear in the mix, and the drums carry that slight bit of tinniness that anyone who has listened to '77 era punk could recall with fondness. If you like the classic age of punk, before all the ridiculous genre splitters or want to have a fond look back while staying firmly rooted in 2009 this is your release.
7.7 / 10
I don't think I'm the first metal critic to acknowledge that they haven't been keeping up with Paradise Lost as well as they should have over the years. I feel like this is a ...
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