Rats of Reality – The Art of Debilitation

 Never been a huge fan of neither punk nor any sort of crust, but I’m not afraid to dabble in it every once in a while. I’m sure you may have already guessed at what type of band Rats of Reality is and what genre their latest album is, so I’m just gonna skip over that. “The Art of Debilitation” is a very nice, nice meaning raw in this case, album that only has 4 tracks but with over 12 minutes between them. Three of them are only about 2 1/2 minutes so there’s the punk influencing the song length, … Continue reading Rats of Reality – The Art of Debilitation

Burnchurch (self-titled)

 Irish hardcore punk band Burnchurch have an album coming out that is by far the best punk album that I’ve heard so far this year simply because of how raw and intense it is from beginning to end. Now as expected for most punk albums the songs are “short” with the longest being 3 minutes 20 seconds with the shortest being a minute 47 seconds, but that’s hardly a problem for me because as long as the songs are well done and badass, which they are, I can find something to enjoy out them and I did in excess. And … Continue reading Burnchurch (self-titled)

Tarsius Tarsier – Ceremonia de Atadura de Manos

 When most of us think of hardcore punk we think of the loud ass in-your-face vocals that some people love but other people can’t stand. This album was more on the positive side for me but it did have its flaws despite it overall being good for me. Personally I think “Ceremonia de Atadura de Manos” felt a bit off pace and it lacked a good feel to it during a few moments throughout the album even though the sound was solid for its majority. I’m not the biggest punk fan there is out there so I’ve never really heard … Continue reading Tarsius Tarsier – Ceremonia de Atadura de Manos

Vickie Vale – Volume 3: A Heart Out of Tune

 This post-hardcore punk album is definitely one for those of you out there who enjoy your gritty punk music from a band that also has softer side in the latter half of the album. Now before you go anywhere – the second half isn’t completely soppy and sad music; it was just more prominent in the second half than in the first half. But “Volume 3: A Heart Out of Tune” was a solid album when I listened to it because it really had that emotional factor that I didn’t mind because it wasn’t really overpowering to me. The tone … Continue reading Vickie Vale – Volume 3: A Heart Out of Tune