Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Altered Boys - Deranged

I'm the kind of guy who can only really take small spoonfuls of the more straight forward variety of hardcore and punk.  Altered Boys provide a nice 6 minute spoonful that allows me to get my fill for the month. 

At times this reminds me a lot of early Youth of Today, particularly in some of the vocal executions and faster four chord guitar riffs.  With bass that sounds like it's about to explode and some gritty drum work, the overall presentation stays pretty raw. The dual guitars seem to mirror each other with no deviation;the only exception being a small lead to end the record.

Timebomb was the standout track for me as it sort of reminded me of demo-era Uniform Choice. 

Have a listen here.