Sakes Alive!! hails from Rochester, NY and this is the bands debut offering. Interesting enough, this recording actually started as the project of one individual, Chris Vandeviver. Im 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 Vandevivers throaty vocals. There is an undeniable honesty evoked through the music and lyrics, none that ring truer than that of Riders United. I especially enjoyed the following lyrics, Lets 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 youre into the music, hit them up.
8.0 / 10
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 ...
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