An excellent debut LP from this Boston, MA band. Boasting ex-members of some impressive bands (Death By Stereo, The Hope Conspiracy, No Reply) they have come together to make an equally impressive band. All new songs with the exception of Ashcroft (formerly released on a split with THC, also my favorite song of theirs before this release), they have plowed forward and forged their sound even more. Don't expect any epic songs here. Nearly every song clocks in under two minutes, with one under a minute long. If you like what is coming out of the east coast hardcore scene, check these guys out. They do it just as well, if not better than everyone else and put a good political twist on things. I am a sucker for it so this CD is going to be in rotation for awhile.
Even though adding metal and hardcore together is the newest equation for success, some bands are still keeping it real. A fine example of keeping it real is this album. At the same time that they are playing hardcore, they are adding new elements into make it sound different, but nothing too drastic. The vocals are nice, they are very strained and the every so often added mob back ups are nice for the overall flava.
I consider myself at least somewhat picky when it comes to hardcore. At least, I don't jump at everything with fast snare; however, this album is undeniably a great hardcore record. Lots of finger pointing fun and plenty of room for floorpunching and windmills. If you're into hardcore, or even if you aren't, check this album out.
8.333333333333333333333333333 / 10
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