I rarely post music reviews, mainly because I normally hate anything new coming out. I come from an era of amazing music so the bar is pretty high. Over the last few months I’ve made a focused effort to research new bands, listen to new albums in their entirety, and discover numerous “similar artists” along the way. Like many people, I am a subscriber to Spotify which makes it easy to “star” new music that I like so that I can revisit them. As of late, there are two bands/albums that have been getting played almost every day for a few weeks now, so I figured I’d write about them.
The first album:
Heartsounds are freaking awesome. I can’t stop listening to this cd. It is pure 90’s Epitaph punk at it’s best and happen to be on the Epitaph label as well. I find that many times they sound just like “No Use For a Name”. Great melodic punk loaded with technical riffs speed. This band is awesome and their video for “Unconditional” off their most recent album “Drifter”, is awesome/hilarious.
The second album:
The Menzingers are from Scranton, PA and are another Epitaph band. I actually found both bands together at the same time. This band is great as well, offering a softer sound with more of an indy touch. They still have a great punk edge and often remind me of Alkaline Trio. The most recent album, “On the Impossible Past” is 13 songs total, and maybe 2 songs from being a perfect album. It’s pretty good.