02. Brandon Lee, Best Snuff Movie Star Ever
04. Objects In The Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
06. Guide Me Lord Of Muruhuay
While this record feels sort of familiar, I found it difficult to immediately compare to any bands, because it combines musical devices from a plethora of styles to create a familiar feel with subtle differences. When 'Mohawk' kicked in I was transported back to days of driving in my car and blasting the Punk-O-Rama comps. This stuff is definitely catchy, but calling it pop-punk would be to dismiss the nuances and grit presented here. There's a chunky raw feeling of nineties skate punk mixed with a little bit of melodic hardcore vocal delivery not totally unlike Ignite or maybe Much The Same. The bass on this record is gritty and driving, and creates a good foundation for the higher octave leads and sometimes technical transitions. Musically I can also hear a little bit of Millencollin in the way that the chords and notes themselves seem to evoke memories and nostalgia. This is a really strong EP, and a promising look at what this band is capable of moving forward.
Reviewed by Justin.
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