Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Dangits Come Alive Self Released August 2014 12" LP and Digital format

The Dangits formed in January of 2009 at Fuzzy's Taco Shop in Ft. Worth, Texas over a few fish tacos and several beers. Mike Noyes and Branden Smith were part of the vibrant Dallas music scene in the 90's; Mike in (REO) SPEEDEALER and Branden in THE SOUP. 

After years of extensive touring, both took some time off of music and met up later thru their mutual admiration for European motorcycles as members of the local 59 Club. Playing live, writing and recording is the band's chief objectives. Within a year of formation In 2010, they began recording their first batch of songs for the full length CD release “Greatest Hits Vol. I”. With that release and their growing local fan base, The Dangits were bestowed the Best New Artist Award from The Ft. Worth Weekly in 2010. Over the next few years and a few members later The Dangits were able to cultivate a strong local following along with a 7” record release in the fall of 2012.

With a solid lineup that now includes on drums Russ Genders who joined in early 2012.

The Dangits play local bills and have also played along side great touring acts such as THE SUPERSUCKERS, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, ZEKE, AGAINST THE GRAIN, THE DWARVES, DIXIE WITCH, THE MURDER JUNKIES, ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN, THE HOOKERS, GUTTERMOUTH and THE QUEERS to name a few but to them, a show is a show and bring the same intensity for the music, a blistering live performance and a sense of fun knowing that this is all just for shits.

Few bands actual play real rock and roll these days. The Dangits do! These boys play the ever loving shit of rock and roll and they do it the only way it is supposed to be done, Loud, Loud, and Loud! This new 12" LP is no exception to their tried and true formula of playing loud, fast, hard rock and roll. If you're a pussy, this isn't the record for you. If you like to wear your sisters pants, step back this album isn't for you. 

If you dig drinking beer and rocking the fuck out, this is your god damned record right here!
3 spins in and this record is still kicking my ass so hard I can't even make a solid sentence that doesn't include the phrase "rock the fuck out" I'm kicking my self in the ass for not living in the DFW so I can throw my hard earned debits as these dudes every time they step foot on a stage.

Point of story - this is a damn good record - don't be a fuck - go buy it! 
listen to it here - click the link - give these guys your money. 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Officer Down - Dead Lands - Released July 2014 on TNS Records

Leo  here with Podunk Radio to review Officer Downs newest album Dead Lands. 

I'd like to start out by letting you know these guys are a 3 piece Melodic/Hardcore Punk Trio from Evesham England but if no one would have told me they were from the UK,  I would have thought they were from Chicago all day because they're right up my alley!

 Dead Lands  was put out through TNS Records, its Officer Down's 4th  release following their last ablum entitled "Thrown To The Water" which was reasleased in sept of 2012, check it out when you get the chance.You can also hear these guys on the latest comp from Willful Wreckords entitled "Willful Wreckords Presents Music For The Sonic Skitzoid" which was just put out earlier this year.

Anyway Back to their DEAD LANDS album for now.

THE ALBUM IS SICK! It has all the key elements I personally look for in a melodic hardcore punk band, crisp punchy guitar work complimented by a smooth bass with great tonality (what are you playing through dude an Ampeg?) and relentlessly fast intricate drumming with Gang vocals in all the right places. This is definitely a must hear band for 2014! If you like Strike Anywhere,Leftover Crack,Bad Religion, Morning Glory,Dead To Me,The Swellers,The Revision Plan or Rule 22 You'll love Officer Down!

Track one is the self titled track of the album right off the bat these guys tell you what they're all about. "Bring on tomorrow and hope for the change that we all strive for, Tomorrows a different day" kinda says it all in my opinion.This song is filled with cool tempo changes, Hard hitting drumming,Big Gang vocals, head bobing palm mutes and of course strong lead guitar riffs and bass lines. I was totally taken back when I put this on today as soon as the first words of this song were belted out I was consumed by memories of scene I was a part of a few years ago that has long sense faded away. All the instruments in this song come out super clean and the vocals are spot on. Overall I liked this song alot.

When Ghost Of Blackened Days came on I thought I'd stumbled upon an unrealsed BSide from Strike Anywhere. G.O.B.D definitely picks up the tempo and has very Strong Back up vocals. This song would easily be fun to pit or crowd surf to. And once again a very strong sense of comradery is felt in this song, I mean the opening line of the chourus is "We're All In This Together" and you kinda get that feeling like hell yeah we are! G.O.B.D has really clean stops and starts and smooth transitions in between the verse,chorus and bridge parts. I'd just like to point out that about 2 minutes  into this song theres a slow build up to bass drop that is followed by a pretty sick guitar melody that carries the song to it's inevitable end but the reason I bring this up is because thats not easy to do!...acutally its not easy to do well and these guys pulled it off without a hitch.  Good Song!

Short and sweet just the way I like it! This song is all of but a minute long and hits you with the quickness like a classic 80's hardcore song. Melodies linked up with fast drumming strong gang vocals and cool title make me a happy dude. This song kicks ass and if you're there when they play it live so will you.

Pull The Last Punch
First off this song is fast pretty much right out of the gates which I really liked! Theres just something about that galloping drum beat that whips people into a frenzy when your at a show. This song is super uplifting as well,"From the start you will lay your weapons down. A slave to your past.Sit back and watch yourself burn up, All you get is ashes." Really hit home with me. Gang vocals of course  were sick. Also the time changes in between parts are super clean and really pull you into this song and what it's all about. Theres also a very brief but sweet break down in this song also. I'd say over all this song rocks!

Has an Ambient  intro into a neck stapping hard punk rock style that I haven't come across since Much The Same was still playing shows! The fact that all the lead and back up vocal parts are super spot on,Harsh yet also very clear combo'd with a catchy chorus leads me to believe this song is sure to do very well both live and on the album. 

Light The Torches
Is one of those songs you hear at the show and as soon as it starts you immediatly punch your neighbor in the face and start the pit. Needless to say this song is full of that UK Evesham style and energy we've all come to know and respect or at least me through hearing this album. Unite and fight is the main message I got from "Light The Torces" Once again its super fast, gang vocals are spot on and the guitar and bass parts are massive...When are these guys coming to the state???

Stray Dogs
Is one of those songs with super fast verse parts with that 2 second pause in between which is just enough time to do something cool in the pit before the beat picks back up again. Theres also a plethera of cool break downs in this song. A definite crowd pleaser, Officer Down even put a very well thought out slow building bridge part in the song that speeds back up into a highspeed chase, like if you slow down you may just get trampled to death by the people behind you type feel if you know what I mean?Definitely a strong song on this album.

Waiting On This
This song gave me that upper Michigan Melodic Hardcore feel forsure! And if you've been to a show or two up that way you know what I mean!  Those guys go hard and apparently so does Officer Down! This track is catchy and hard. They even snuck in a harder throw down type break down towards the end over all I'd say this is a good song.

Stay Your Hand
Is Both a lyricly and musicly up lifting song. The guitar, bass and drum parts are pretty sick too theres alot of stops and starts. Everythings got really solid tone and oh yeah the gang vocals are spot on but what else is new? The split between the lead and rhythm guitar parts are super sick but I don't see how it can be done live but I'd love to. If Sunset on 32nd street and the To the World by Strike Anywhere had a baby that baby would totally hangout with this song. Over all I like it.

Haunt These Streets
The Last song of the album. It seems like Officer Down picked it for a reason....It's really good and very different from all the other songs on the album. They really whiped it out and threw it on the table with this one the drums are Punchier, Fast The guitar and bass parts are bigger and man oh man the lead singer killed it on this one. "Haunt These Streets" is definitely a great anthem to end on for this album. Because from what I can tell Officer Down isn't going away anytime soon. Each album these guys put out gets better and better each time I listen to them.

Speacial Thanks to PoDunk Radio for Letting me Review this album
- Leo Sanders

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Soto St. - Lies - Released June 2014 B.H.J. Records

The Orange County Skate Punk scene was vastly improved back in 2011 when Soto St. formed. Influenced by heavyweights such as Adolescents, Social Distortion, The Parasites and more, Soto St. blend the sounds of their influences quite well.

Lies is a follow up the their 2012 release GO!, which was a stand up album in it's own rights.

Soto St. have a fast-paced, aggressive style, typical of southern California hardcore skate punk. The band consists of Jeff - Voxxx/insults,  
Dane - guitar/vox/ intensity, Pat - Percussive beatdown, Cody - Groove smashing. Lies is 10 track, full length that fucking rocks out no mater what angle you check it from. Lies asks a lot of good questions that need a lot of better answers. The only real issue I have with this album is that I don't feel it is loud enough. - I keep turning this fucker up but i can't get it to be loud enough. I love how Jeff's vocals keep dipping in and out of Mike Nessness throughout the album. If you need a good album to have playing while you skate or hang our with your buds drinking beer in the backyard while charring the meat of a critter this is the album.  It's a great album - I can listen to it on repeat all day and not get bored with it - and I think that makes an album worth it's dollar value. Check it out here and grab a copy for yourself. Stand out tracks for me are Police Brutality, Johnny Law, Going Nowhere, and Two Party System. Regret is the track that everyone will most easily identify with - let's face it - we all have it Jeff just put it into the right words. 

Bottom Line - Great album  ☆☆☆☆1/2 of these stars


Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Fuckers - The Last Album Before We Change Our Name And Sell Out - Released on Blank Face Records - May 17, 2014

The claim is that this is the most fun band in Chicago. Its been a while since I've been to Chicago, but I'm willing to bet that this assertion is probably the most true thing I've read so far this year.

I've enjoyed the hell out of these guys for years now and naturally jumped at the chance to review their newest release The Last Album Before We Change Out Name And Sell Out, which shall henceforth be referred to as TLA...  due to it being too fucking long to repeatedly type - thanks Fuckers! 

The Fuckers are two dudes named Mark, a guy named Phil, and a Luke, just like in the bible, and just like in the bible, these guys know how to drink beer, fart, and day dream about one day getting a righteous piece of ass.... Just like in the bible.. All hail the Flying Spaghetti Jesus.

Being familiar with this band and their lyrical content I couldn't wait to get to my office today and crank this thing up for my unsuspecting coworkers. I got the response I had been hoping for, a proper mixture of disgust, revulsion, and noticeable looks of disdain from pretty much everyone around. Score point one! Okay, headphones on now, fuck the top-buttoners around here - I have work to do and this is just the kind of music to get work done to. This album is so good it can make scraping dog shit off the bottom of your shoe fun.

TLA.. starts off as a vulgarity laden assault to common decency and finishes much in the same way.  9 tracks, 19 minutes. Just enough time to beat off, clean up and eat that burrito you were warming up in the 7-Eleven microwave. Thanks for the memories Ashoka. TLA... really takes off on track 4 I'm in a Band, Do you Wanna Fuck Me. Rarely has a band written a more honest song and rarely has this actually ever worked for any band - ever. Give Us $$$ continues on with the rockstar mentality theme, I seriously hope these kids didn't genuinely expect to get slathered in cash and poontang when they aspired to be punk rockers. Has Glen Danzig taught them nothing? Mark's Magic Dick is another standout track mainly for the speedy little guitar riffs and vocals that sound like they were forced through a throat that had just been burnt.

Wagon Wheel follows suit in terms of speed and vocal smoothness, lyrically, I'm not sure what the fuck is happening, I just know I need a stiff drink.

The closing track on this album is one that I can most relate to, being that I was raised in a home  that attended the great Southern Fire & Brimstone "Let's bring on the Apocalypse!!" churches. I was promised an apocalypse! Jesus Ate Christmas, bring it the fuck on!!!

All-In-All this is one great fucking album! Rumor has it the album title is actually a true story, these guys plan to cease being the Fuckers. I'll grant you a moment to tear up or cum in your sock or whatever your need to do..

Its seems the Marks, the Phil, and the Luke were visited by an angel that told them that if they ever expected to get pussy from being in a band they needed to start a Gospel Quartet because church pussy is the best pussy because them girls are more comfortable on their knees.

Anywho! As usual, don't take my word for it - give this bitch a listen and grab a copy for yourselves and be sure to check the Fuckers out before they are gone for good.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mongrel - Evolution - To Be Released on Unable Records - May 20, 21014 on iTunes and June 3, 2014 everywhere else.

Mongrel is a female fronted aggressive rock band based from the Boston, MA area. Consisting of Adam Savage on  guitar, Jessica Sierra on  vocals, Michael Ariza on  bass, and Mike "Hoagie" Hogan on drums. Their sound is predominately metal, but has a hint of punk and good old fashioned rock that polishes a bit of the edge off, this otherwise aggressive sound. I have a couple of their earlier releases and can honestly say that they still appear regularly in my personal playlists. I've seen it debated often whether they are more metal than punk, more punk than metal or more rock than either. Truth is, when they make music this damn good, what the fuck does it matter what label you slap on it? These kids have been dubbed the hardest working band in Boston, in Massachusetts, in all of New England, they've won countless awards back to back and it's easy to see (hear) why. Hell we dug these guys so much we featured their track Declamation on our first compilation back in 2011. Their 2012 release Reclamation was a 12 track masterpiece and now that I'm sitting here listening to Evolution, I am simply blown away - These kids outdid themselves by miles. So say that they saw what they wanted and reached out and took it is an understatement. The production quality on Evolution is amazingly good. It was recorded by Jim Foster, mixed by Dave Fortman, and mastered by Howie Weinberg. These guys don't work with just anybody, they work with real talent.

Jessica's vocals range from angry to haunting throughout this release while maintaining that ultra sexy feminine rasp that I dig so much. Adam can really rock that guitar and make it do anything he damn well wants it to do while Michael and Mike hold it all in place on bass and drums.

Go ahead and preview the first track Snakes - while I tell you how good the rest of the album is.

Track 2 Oxygen Mask pretty much sums up how indefinite things are. "Uncertainty's forever, not diamond rings" this is a great song with a great message - at least what I took from it - live for today, reach for your goals, don't let a damn thing stop you. - I might be off the mark - but I'm a firm believer that all lyrics are subjective and mean what the listener perceives them to mean.

Track 3 Consumed has a nice quick pace to it, the guitars pretty much gallop along and Jessica's vocals really shine out on this one.

Tracks 4 and 5 Best Revenge and Over and Over are to me where Mongrels Punk/Metal hybridization really steps up front and center -

All in all this is a great fucking album. It hits all the right spots and can easily be set on repeat for a few hours without getting boring or sounding like you're just listening to the same album over and over. It's easy to slip into this one. Big props to these kids and congratulations to them for signing with Unable Records.

Be looking out for this album or suffer the panic that may set in when you realize it's too late to get a copy.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Timmys - Sangamon County Minefield 2012 - Self Release

Springfield is notorious for putting out neat little punk bands. Each poured in the same manner into the same mold. You know the kind the bands that are all up in your face non stop all the damn time. Kinda like that tiny, yapping, annoying ass furry think your girlfriend calls a dog. And then.. And then there's The Timmys. The Timmys are more like the guy that shows up to the party just to stand around like they don't want to be at the party but wind up becoming the party.

The Timmys are Brandon, Robbie, Tyler, Ian, & Gary. That's it.
Really, these kids have facebook, twitter, myspace, soundcloud, and a bandcamp and their names are all the information you can publicly find about them aside from their releases. And you know what? After listening to these guys you realize you don't need to know anymore about them at all.
I first heard about The Timmys on twitter - they were tagged in a post from some band about a show they had coming up so I figured I should look into them. I got hold of their 2010 release That'll Do and was instantly hooked. Are they Pop Punk? No. Are they Hardcore? No. They are just Punk Punk - the kind of punk that NOFX used to be. Party Punk - The kind of punk you want played at your house show. The kind of punk that has really a really tight composition, more than just three cords and asinine lyrics. OK, well, they have asinine lyrics. 

Enough chit chat - let's get to the business at hand.

Sangamon County Minefield is a 12 track full length that the Timmys released back in 2012.

Kicking off with with a track clocking in a a buck and quarter titled Nutshell, The Timmys set about quickly letting you know they know how to rock. The rhythm section is tight, the lead guitar is on spot and the vocals reek of young punk. Throughout the album they prove that harmonies aren't that hard to pull off. The whole album is track after track of well, oiled, properly channeled punk rock with the right mix of anger, idiocy, and crunchy guitars. It's difficult for me to analyze this album on a track by track basis as this is one of those releases that works so well as a whole. I will tell you that Life is a Game, IOU, Premature Intoxication, and Sangamon County Minefield are all stand out tracks very worthy of an EP release on vinyl.
I can't like this album enough and I think it is well worth your time and your 10 bucks.

Check it out for yourself and tell me if you agree, More importantly click the links at the bottom of this review and tell the band what you thought. AND more importantly than that - if you're in or near the Springfield, IL area get out and see these guys play live- they seem to like playing live more than releasing albums (they tend to have a 2 year gap between releases) Main Point of this review is this. 

and is highly deserving of your time, respect and money.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

UGLYBoNES - Wrong Goods EP Review Self Released January 2014

If the ominously plunking bass opening the title track to UGLYBoNES’ (their pretty particular about the casing of their name)  latest EP isn’t enough to get you interested, you my friend, are a straight-up fuck. This Chicago area 4 piece act never fail to bring justice to the term “punk”. It’s what these kids do. At a buck-twenty per song, this 5 track EP is just what you need when you’re getting ready to go out and fuck shit up. I follow these guys on facebook and for the most part their daily lives seem pretty humdrum and average - they put off an air of “regular guy” then they get in the studio and each morph into their own versions of Mr. Hyde. These guys are insane in their music - to say they play with ferocity is such an understatement. Wrong Goods is definitely their most polished  release to date, in terms of writing, performing, engineering and mastering. 

This EP seems to take a darker tone than their previous releases - all of which stand up very well. 

So here I am, sitting in the dark, the only light source being my computer monitor and the flashing green and red of the EQ on my soundboard listening to this EP on repeat and gaining more and more respect for UGLYBoNES with each passing minute. 

Wrong Goods immediately sets a dark mood and then front man LV opens his throat and us know how sick he is of her/him/us. The track bleeds out into Failed Attempt - Jesus Christ, these kids are pissed and suddenly I want to go seek out anyone that ever told me   wasn't good enough and punch them in the throat! Jerkin’ It pretty much describes every Tuesday for me, laying around stoned with my left hand in a bag of chips and my right hand on my dick - I am beginning to think these guys work for the NSA. About halfway through Where It Ends I have to ask myself why the dumb bitch is still around - kick a bitch to the curb already! Fuck! This track puts certain co-workers in mind. Co-workers that really just need to die. And then we roll into the final track Basement. I've been following this band since 2011’s 180 Proof EP and Basement pretty much tells me everything I have learned and inferred about this band. They dig house shows, they love audience interaction and communication but they are smart enough to know when you’re feeding them bullshit, they aren't here to fuck around, they are here to rock your face off, end of story. 

Everything about this band is right. The guys fit together and really shows in Wrong Goods. This EP has the feel of a band that has learned and grown from one another over the years and have hit that level of maturity in their career to write and perform really fucking great music. May the deity of your choice bless these kids for years to come.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Scheisse Minnelli set to release new album Sorry State of Affairs on Beanies Records May 2014

I was very excited recentl to discover there was going to be a new Scheisse Minnelli album to add to my collection, even more excited to learn that the good folks over at Nicole Beanies Records valued my musical taste and opinion enough to send me a promotional copy for review. 

Scheisse Minnelli is a four piece act that calls Germany home. According to their website the current line-up is Dedel and Dash on drums and bass joined by Samuel el Action on vocals and Mikey P. on guitar. 

Originally formed in 2003 this band has not taken much time off, they've put out plenty of full length albums along with an assload of splits, comps, and 7 inch EPs as well as putting in extensive time out on the road, I think it's safe to say these guys know what hard work is all about. 

Photo Credit: Marc Gaertner

Labeled as Punk, Hardcore, and Thrash; I've always felt there was plenty of that old school skate punk influence to their tunes as well, possibly from the California kids being involved. 

No matter what album you listen to from Scheisse Minnelli, you can quickly tell that these guys aren't just some hacks that happen to own instruments and have an attitude, these guys are skilled-assed musicians, each in their own right.

Set to release in May (see below for specific dates) Sorry State of Affairs is a 12 track success story for Scheisse Minnelli. 

Lost in Translation is a welcome beast in my earphones and a refreshing change from all the standard 2-3 chord punk I've been swimming in for the past few months.
Dash hits more notes on his bass in the first few bars of this song than most band ever will on an entire album. 
I'm fairly certain that Dedel  is actually a an animatronic piece of German clockwork, Sam's vocals are definitely more matured on this release without dropping that California punk quality that I respect so much, and Mikey P. is no longer proving he is the right guy for the job, he is just flat out demonstrating why no other guitarist will ever be able to fill his shoes. Sorry State of Affairs also features back up vocals from producer Archi Alert on the track The Voices.



Hessian Nightmares side:

Lost in Translation 2:55
Looking Glass 2:40
Bad Luck  3:19
Cafe Fix  2:24
Room of Doom  2:25
In the Ghetto  2:05


California Dreams side:

Bags of Danger  3:17
The Voices  3:32
Wasted Talent  2:51
Memory Lane  2:07
Mal Pais  2:38
Cycle of Abuse  2:43

I've listened to this album at least 12 times since this morning and still can't pin point any one track off of it that I can call my favorite but Room of Doom, The Voices, and Cycle of Abuse are all tight contenders and will be featured Tuesday, April 29th during the PoDunk Punk Show (12pm Texas time and 6pm in the UK on 

Each track on this album is just as good as the one before and you're sure it's better than the one that will follow it, until of course the next song plays. It has been so long since I've listened to a record that is this damned tight! Not a single dud on here, NOT ONE! Take that Big Music Industry! There are still bands out there that believe in giving their fans ALL of their money's worth and Scheisse Minnelli is one of those rare, few bands. I don't know what this record is going to cost when it releases but I do know that you are going to wear it the fuck out and happily drop more cash to replace it. 

I think I've gushed on like a schoolgirl about this album long enough now, pardon me while I continue to rock out to this beast of a record and uhh, yeah, get in line to get a copy for yourself! 

Find Schiesse Minnelli at any one of their webholes

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Drums: Dudel
Bass: Dash
Guitar: Mikey
Vocals: Sam

Produced and mixed by Archi Alert
Recorded & engineered by Tom Kornis & Archi Alert at Chaos-AD Studio, FFM 
Dufte Typen Recorders, Berlin (Nov. - Dec. 2013)
Mastered by Dog Jung at Kennel Mastering, Berlin
Backup vocals by Dash, Dudel and Mikey except on 'THE VOICES' by Archi Alert
Artwork by Sven Gjurček
Photography by Marc Gärtner
Layout & design by Nicole Beukema & Sven Gjurček
All songs written by Scheisse Minnelli except 'IN THE GHETTO' by Morris Mac Davis
And riffs from 'THE VOICES' inspired by William C. McGuire


℗ & © ScheisseMinnelli/Destiny 2014
licensee U.S. Beanies Records

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Creep Crusades - Blood Sweat Piss - Self Release 2014 TBR 04-20-14

You first heard these guys under the name The Pharmacists, due to a little hiccup with another band of the same name they are now The Creep Crusades. Name change aside these guys from D.C. are still doing hardcore the way it was meant to be done and Blood Sweat Piss only serves to show they can take the anger up an extra notch. While this EP has a darker note to it and the band is now a 3 piece act this 7 track EP is proof that a man down and a darker side is very much a good thing.  Dead to Me's intro throws a nod to previous release Vultures before it takes on it's own life and pounds frontman Lynn Dials' angry ass vocals into your skull. Jesus Ate Christmas can this EP get any better? The Bassline of Boring Son of a Bitch quickly jumps in to tell you, yes, yes it fucking can! And here's Dials again sounding even more pissed off, I don't know who is kicking this guy's puppy but they need to keep it up. I think Problems best puts Cooper's drumming skills front and center - he's beating those things like a hooker that didn't swallow and then walked off with his cocaine. Cutthroat makes the guitars even bigger and faster than they already are and really makes me want to be a teenager wearing combat boots in a mosh pit again. Yes, I am dating myself here but goddamn I want to kick people in the shins and stomp on their toes. Stabbing Party actually does make me kick things - problem is, I'm barefoot and I think I just broke 5 of my toes. Methmouth is truly an epic track. I  am not one to use the term "epic" often, this track earns the term in all aspects of it. Everything about this track is balls to the walls and sums up the title of the EP, all the Blood, all the Sweat, all the Piss is right here in this one track. All the Money Spent was the perfect track to end this release on. It perfectly blends all music from the prior 6 tracks into a rage filled conclusion. Something about this track puts me in mind of pre-fame Nirvana - you know back before they were just churning out what record executives were telling them sounded like angst - don't even fucking act like that wasn't the case - you know damn well it was. Here's to hoping The Creep Crusades NEVER take that road and continue making the music that makes them happy.. err.. angry. and here's to Blood Sweat Piss. As always, don't just take my word for it - check these guys out for yourself, preview and download 3 of these tracks here on reverbnation

I think you'll agree that this EP is going to be well worth your time, cash and devotion to what is possibly the best thing rolling out of D.C. today.  At the time of reviewing this I have yet to pin down a release date for this EP, however the band assures me that it will be soon.

Grab this E.P. for a mere 7 bucks at bandcamp today. 

The Creep Crusades are:

Lynn Dials - Vocals/Guitar, 
Robert Cooper - Drums/Backing Vocals, 

Christian Askew - Bass

check them out at these fine internet locations.

Also, for shits and giggle check out the band Lynn and Robert were in before The Creep Crusades

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Step Right Up - Brassknuckle Lullabies Self Released April 2014

They like beer, they hate people, they kick ass! Step Right Up is a 3-Piece hardcore act out of Princeton, IL. Brasskunckle Lullabies has a heavy Leftover Crack influence to it and I see nothing wrong with that at all. Brandon Cartwright, Jeff Hanula, Eric Morris slip right into taking care of business with the first track titled Bullets. The song  begins with a chainsaw!!! How the fuck can you not love a song with a chainsaw intro? I submit that you can not! It is a fast paced track heavy on the bass drum and a guitar riff that I almost know from somewhere but can't quite put my finger on. The song ended while I was still digging on the chainsaw so I had to go back and listen to it again and that's when I noticed that these mother fuckers are throwing old school Metallica at me!  Track 2, Nervous Wreck, this song sees the speed of Bullets and raises it considerably. The third track, Death Tax is another all out assault on the drum kit with the bass line pushing my meters well beyond the red throughout the entire track. Nic is a Teen isn't sang so much as it's barked into the microphone, if the vocals in the first three tracks weren't aggressive enough for you this fourth track will hit you just right; at 4:14 it's the longest track on the EP. Typically songs over two and half minutes begin to bore me but Nic is a Teen held true and steady through to the end and leaves you kinda wanting a few more minutes with, maybe alone, in a dark corner while everyone else dances like fucking retards. The final track No Place to Live closes the EP on the same note it started on; fast, quick, and in your face.

I dig that these kids tossed old school metal riffs into their tracks without trying to be over the top about it - listen closely and you can pick out a few good ones, they are just played faster and angrier than you're probably used to hearing them played. Brasskunckle Lullabies is a solid fucking release with big, pissed off sound. Every track on it should get the kids jumping off the stage and hurling their bodies into one another. But, as always, don't just take my word for it. give it proper listen for yourself and make form your own opinions, but my guess is that you will download it and kick a buck or two toward the band in the process.