Punk

Artist: 
GBH
Label: 
Hellcat Records

So! Good instrumentals for one and all, reminescent of other punk rockers like the sex pistols or more closely, the clash. That said, this specific sub genre is not my cup of tea, the production is less than what mainstream music has lead me to expect. the lyrics are well thought out and conceptually interesting, even if track twelve steals the chorus from marilyn mansons 'Three Day Bender.' the vocals though are of a lower standard than I would have expected and this is mildly grating on my expectations.

Sounds Like: 
The Clash
Sounds Like: 
The Sex Pistols
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
12/06/2017
Artist: 
Anti-Flag
Label: 
Spinefarm Records

This album is straight up punk. It basically sounds like other Anti-Flag records. If you are a fan of other Anti-Flag albums and punk, you will like this album. 

Sounds Like: 
The Offspring
Sounds Like: 
Green Day kinda
Sounds Like: 
Anti-Flag
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
12/06/2017
Artist: 
Towers of London
Label: 
Planetary Group

Towers of London is an English band that promotes itself under the slogan “Rock and Roll, Spirit and Soul,” a phrase that functions as description for their new “Shot in the Dark” EP.

Sounds Like: 
The Struts
Sounds Like: 
The Mowglis
Name: 
Hannah Isaac
Date Reviewed: 
11/29/2017
Artist: 
The Moms
Label: 
Bar/None Records

"Doing Asbestos We Can" by the Moms has a fun name to compliment the equally fun tracks on the album. While it has the standard guitar and drums that you would expect from a punk album, some songs experiment with brass like on the song "Fortunate Former." The album really took me back to the early 2000s when this genre of punk music which was fun yet not too pop-influenced that it lost touch what punk is. The lead singer has the style of singing that is a mix between a shout and singing, similar to Green Day and Ludo in a way.

Sounds Like: 
Ludo - early 2000s pop punk sound and similar vocals (maybe not as clean as Ludo's singer)
Sounds Like: 
Green Day - similar guitar riffs and sounds
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
11/27/2017
Artist: 
Midnight
Label: 
Self-Released

Nice album art right?? ^^^^^

Midnight is total hardcore punk. Apparently the band has a large underground following. To me the album sounds a little like Slayer and Electric Wizard if they went punk. I would definitely say that this album is a specific taste, and many people may not like it.

Sounds Like: 
Slayer
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
11/05/2017

III

Artist: 
Makthaverskan
Label: 
Run For Cover

When I first looked at the cover of Makthaverskan’s new album III, I thought they were a metal band due to the angelical statues contrasting with sharp pointed font.

Sounds Like: 
Mitski
Sounds Like: 
The Cranberries
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
10/25/2017
Artist: 
Bully
Label: 
Sub Pop Records

      Immediately sounds like on of those girl groups of the 1980s (For example "The Go-Gos") combined with a Joan Jett & The Blackhearts-like punk element on the title track, called "Feel the Same".

     The second track, called "Kills To Be Resistant" sounds like a Blondie song meets the rythm of The Cars and Early Punk bands. Heavy punk drumming throughout this entire song that reminds me of the unique drumming-style that has made Travis Barker famous.

Sounds Like: 
Hardcore girl groups of the 1980s (The Go-Gos, etc.)
Sounds Like: 
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Sounds Like: 
Blondie meets The Cars & Early Punk Bands
Sounds Like: 
Heavy Punk drumming-style similar to T. Barker
Sounds Like: 
Beat like that on "I Melt With You" (you know that song that goes...hmmm hmmm hmmm...I stop the world I melt with you...I've seen the difference and it's get better all the time....
Sounds Like: 
Early PunK
Sounds Like: 
Purely progressively easy-going builds
Name: 
Jon S. Rice
Date Reviewed: 
10/24/2017
Artist: 
Burn
Label: 
Deathwish Inc.

New York hardcore band, Burn, is out with their first full-length album, Do or Die. It’s a great album. It is definitely the type of music you blast in your headphones to ignore the rest of the world. The best part of the album is the rapid percussion in each track. The individual instruments in each track could easily stand alone but work very well together. The vocals of Chaka Malik tie it all together. The vocals range from smooth to more hardcore within the tracks. The title song has an awesome drum intro as well as long piercing guitar features. 

Sounds Like: 
If Hellyeah and Shine Down got married
Name: 
Natty Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
10/11/2017

V

Artist: 
The Bronx
Label: 
ATO Records

The Bronx, an L.A. band started in 2002, after taking a break from punk to pursue their side project, mariachi music under the name Mariachi El Bronx, has come out with their fifth punk album, V. This album is a fast paced slap in the face. This is the kind of music that you jam out to when you’re alone and just want to start screaming. The rapid percussion accompanied by intense and energy driven guitar riffs and gravelly vocals in each track sounds amazing. The album is loud and reminiscent of early 80’s punk. Overall, a great listen. 

Sounds Like: 
Sonic Youth
Name: 
Natty Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
09/27/2017
Artist: 
Katmuh
Label: 
Big Dada

This week I snagged Kutmah's album "TROBBB! (The Revenge Of Black Belly Button!)", because it was given Flying Lotus's seal of approval, and was not entirely disappointed. This album is his 14th release according to BandCamp.com. The album was 58 minutes long and included 31 tracks comprised of som