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Streetwalkers

Vile Thoughts

It seems as though Six Feet Under is showing its punk roots. Not so surprisingly, so are some collected members of Ceremony. This short release works pretty well in relation to the Broken Patterns release I also reviewed. This takes a more classic hardcore punk route. Back in the mid '80s punk and hardcore got along mostly and the sound was similar to this 7".

This release has no melodic parts no modern hardcore signifiers and no weak breakdowns. This is to say that this release rushes at you and leaves quickly. On the downside, it leaves little time to gather any ideas to take with you. On the other hand, there's so much rage contained herein that any longer and I might become a "Yuppie Crusher" which appropriately is the title of the third song. Truly the best band that could be used for comparison is Black Flag. This release contains the rage of a young Henry Rollins, the interesting riffs of Greg Ginn, and the speed of their early songs. This is a very well executed homage to a legendary band rather than a sad re-imagining or cover album. I can only imagine them touring and eating dog food with Black Flag back in the day. And getting banned from venues and scaring parents alike.

The downside is there is rarely anything new to gather from this release. If you don't mind solely rocking/raging out and not thinking about the multitude of issues in this world or the need for artists to break new ground, this release will floor you.

8.0 / 10Jon E.
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