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While there’s no question the band has a place in hardcore history, Suicidal Tendencies has never achieved the level of reverence and respect afforded to contemporaries like, say, Bad Brains.
This is odd because the bands share more than a few similarities. Both of them rose to prominence around the same time with ethnically diverse lineups in a predominately white scene and both garnered their fair (and, often, unfair) share of controversy, especially in their early years.
Sounding like if Flogging Molly had come from Kentucky instead of Ireland, Old Man Markley’s newest album, Down Side Up, is a fast-paced and fun romp through the world of punk bluegrass. Tight rhythms, sweet harmonies, and a modern sense of lyrical fun are all the hallmarks of a band in control of its destiny, and one which is on the rise on the charts.
Halfway between punk and metal, Pushmen’s newest album, The Sun Will Rise Soon On The False And The Fair, threads the needle and busts out with some awesome thrash, bowling over the listener with its power and speed. Punishing riffs and claustrophobic atmosphere combine to make a set of badass songs, showing both power and intelligence.
With a fist in the air and anarchy in their hearts, Mesa, Arizona’s Authority Zero have released their 5th full-length to strike a blow against the system that holds us all down. Titled The Tipping Point, it’s a collection of punk breakdowns and sullen defiance, starting out strong and never letting up until the last note dies.
With a fist in the air and a melody in their hearts, pop punk bangers Broadway Calls have returned with a new album, titled Comfort/Distraction. 11 tracks of anthemic pop punk, the album is full of songs of heartbreak and renewal, all catchy and ready to be sung along with at top volume, windows down and voice raised.