Sunday, June 7, 2015

Violent Reaction

Violent Reaction

"Marching On"
Released: March 31, 2015

First thing, before I even listened to this, I'm like, nice tribute to an old No Future 7" record cover. I always liked that style with the name of the band at the top and the name of the record on the bottom, interrupting the square framing the cover. So, many points awarded for that, whether the tribute was intentional or not. 

Secondly, Violent Reaction is a straight edge band from Leeds, England that has found their way on to the legendary US label Revelation Records.

"Marching On" will undoubtedly be one of my favorites for 2015. I've listened to the 14 songs (clocking in around 19 minutes) dozens of times already. An amazing blend of old school Boston hardcore meets old school oi. Think Blitz meets Slapshot or Gang Green (Boston Not LA era). 

Refreshing. Violent Reaction's "Marching On" should appeal to both hardcore kids and punks whether they are in their teens or 40s (50s?). Energetic, musical, aggressive, hardcore and the entire UK 82 influence is like the dash of spice that makes the recipe perfect. 

Frank FOE

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