Thrash Hits

November 4th, 2008

Album: The Bronx – The Bronx (III)

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The Bronx
The Bronx (III)
10 November 2008
Wichita Recordings

by Danny Montana

The Bronx stick an extra couple of Xs on the end of their name most times. I reckon they’re kisses because you just can’t help loving this band.

This is the third self-titled album and it explodes with riff-rolling lead single, ‘Knifeman’. It seems like Matt Caughthran still has the angry bug, reeling off diatribes about the apathetic lives that litter our youth. It’s fair.

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What has developed is The Bronx’s sound. They’ve taken their trademark chaotic and tumultuous hardcore rock ‘n’ rolling and added more deep grooves and various stonerisms to their repertoire.

It’s a good thing.

Take ‘Six Days A Week’ and it sounds like Kyuss-era Josh Homme taking a Bronx song and making it his own. Or the other way round, but you get what I mean. It’s a mad marriage of the finest styles around.

Listening to ‘Past Lives’ you get snippets of ‘70s LA party rock blended in with the more familiar, shoutier tones seen on The Bronx (II) and ‘Minutes In Night’ makes the same blend but this time using some darker grooves.

Watch a trailer for The Bronx (III)

Some of it might not quite stick the first couple of times but sure enough, on the third or fourth listen, you’ll be sitting at your desk, jiggling a little bit. You’ll be shaking your head along to the music, trying to sing along to yet another great chorus.

It’s The Bronx. It’s just what happens. You’ll be listening to this for (at least) the next two years – just like you did with their other two records.

5/6

The Bronx – The Bronx (III) tracklisting
Knifeman
Inveigh
Past Lives
Enemy Mind
Pleasure Seekers
Six Days A Week
Young Bloods
Ship High In Transit
Minutes In Night
Spanish Handshake
Digital Leash

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Comments

  • Peter

    Without doubt the best thing to happen to punk rock in a long, long time. The Bronx are immense. Not a bad record made, from ‘La Muerte Viva’ onwards, and it looks like this will be no exception.

  • Peter

    Without doubt the best thing to happen to punk rock in a long, long time. The Bronx are immense. Not a bad record made, from ‘La Muerte Viva’ onwards, and it looks like this will be no exception.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kidcynical Rik

    Crazy to think they wrote and recorded this not long after reording their first Mariachi disc!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kidcynical Rik

    Crazy to think they wrote and recorded this not long after reording their first Mariachi disc!

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