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Album: Stray From The Path – Anonymous

September 16th, 2013

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Stray From The Path
Anonymous
Sumerian Records
16 September 2013

by Raz

This is the seventh album from the New Yorkers and Anonymous threatens to take Stray From The Path to the forefront of their scene. From the first memorable refrain in ‘False Flag’ of, “F. E. A. Are you listening,” Andrew Dijorio spits various lyrics detailing the entire gamut of anti-establishment-oriented views with righteous punk fury. The next song is called ‘Badge & A Bullet’. You get the vibe and it’s as convincing a political statement as you’re going to hear this year.

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Album: Ivy League TX – Transparency

August 13th, 2013

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Ivy League TX
Transparency
Fist in the Air Records/6131 Records
05 August 2013

by Tomas Doyle

Apparently everyone has been touting (and indeed condemning) Ivy League TX as “Title Fight 2.0”. That’s cool, everyone’s got to pigeonhole new bands, right? I mean, it’s important to do that so we can make sense of the musical landscape. Put everything in a neat little box and then dismiss it if something else was already in that box (or what you perceive to be that box). That’s exactly how it should be. Right? RIGHT?!
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Album: Your Demise – The Golden Age

March 28th, 2012

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Your Demise
The Golden Age
Visible Noise
26 March 2012

by Tomas Doyle

The most telling moment of  Your Demise’s fifth studio album comes right at the end of its third song, ‘Born a Snake‘. Vocalist Ed McRae yells “MOTHERFUCKER!” into the mic with all the force he can muster before breaking out into a childish giggle. Y’see, Ed isn’t taking it too seriously, and Hell, why should he? Mid 20’s guy rockin’ and rollin’ with his buddies in a young punk band – The Golden Age of his life? You better believe it. So if Ed isn’t taking it too seriously, why on earth is everyone else?

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