Socially conscious political hardcore has been done to death. It’s sort of a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s great to get youth thinking about politics and other important worldly details but on the other hand they start spouting off about views and opinions they know nothing about other than what they’ve heard from someone else. If you’re going to go down that path, expect watchful eyes and easy criticism. I grow increasingly tiresome of pissed off hardcore and long for something new and memorable. This is cookie-cutter metal and could be any given modern hardcore band.
(Uprising Records, PO Box 490, Laguna Beach, CA 92652)