GAME • No One Wins LP
It’s kind of funny… because as soon as I put this slab on my turntable the first thought I had was that of the 1980’s Heavy Metal act, ACID. I proceeded to turn the record cover over and the first song on side two is called Acid. Maybe I’m not that crazy after all!
This is nothing like I expected it to be. I expected some U.S. sounding hardcore punk ala Boston for some reason. Instead it has a great catchy heavy metal feel to it, and I’m guessing that was not really the intention? Then again I’m way the fuck out of touch with current hardcore/punk. If this is what hc is supposed to sound like in 2020…well then sign me up, things have definitely progressed and changed a lot for the better because to me it’s really just melodic fast metal (which I’m 100% okay with). Yes, metal is normally the lane I prefer.
This music is pummeling with low end aggression, super melodic riffs and vox that are equally as catchy as the riffage. The lyrics could also be mistaken for some metal lyrics. Everything about this record is done with professionalism and beauty. I really love this and have listened to it three times in a row so far tonight. My only complaint is that the record feels too short, and left me wanting a lot more. I guess that is the point though, right?
Jonah Falco is the guitarist in this band, and for those who don’t know he plays drums in FUCKED UP (this obviously sounds nothing like F’dU). Ola Herbich from Arms Race and Quality Control HQ plays bass and keeps things rumbling along with the drummer who just loves playing beats on the toms. Great Metal from the land of great metal… England! (NW)
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Justin Dratson: JD Wilson Nate : NW Matt Average: MA