Reviews Sakes Alive!! Presents

Sakes Alive!!

Presents

Sakes Alive!! hails from Rochester, NY and this is the band’s debut offering. Interesting enough, this recording actually started as the project of one individual, Chris Vandeviver. I’m not sure who told him to enlist other members and make this a full-time venture, but bravo to whoever did.

The EP delivers what is an even mixture of the No Idea punk (Glass and Ashes, Hot Water Music) and progressive hardcore (Modern Life is War, Life Long Tragedy) over three songs featuring Vandeviver’s throaty vocals. There is an undeniable honesty evoked through the music and lyrics, none that ring truer than that of “Rider’s United.” I especially enjoyed the following lyrics, “Let’s be reckless riders of the roads already chose / Nomads who drift from place to place / To follow their hopes / I want to thumb my nose, cut all my ties / So I can celebrate my fucking life.”

Sakes Alive!! are onto something and this three-song EP proves it. You can grab a copy for only one dollar. So if you’re into the music, hit them up.

8.0 / 10Michael
Leave a comment

8.0 / 10

8.0 / 10

Share this content
More by Sakes Alive!!

Sakes Alive!!

Act II

7.5 / 10 Sakes Alive!! - Act II album cover
200 Words Or Less

Act II is the second in a series of three 7” to come from Sakes Alive!! and this one picks up where the hardcore group last left off. “The Open ...

Sakes Alive!!

Act I

8.0 / 10 Sakes Alive!! - Act I album cover
200 Words Or Less

Rochester, NY hardcore/punk outfit follow-up their impressive debut EP/demo with a series of 7” releases. Act I is the first in said series and features three brand new tracks. Led ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.