Release Date: October 12, 2018
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl
Label: Lockjaw Records
Location: Quebec City
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
- Chris Lehoux-Vocals/Bass
- Jessy Boilard-Drums/Backing Vocals
- Max Cat-Guitar/Vocals
- P-O Brouard-Guitar/Backing Vocal
- Jean-Philippe Alain-Guitar/Backing Vocal
Back Against the Wall, The Motion, Discord & Treachery
Sounds Like: Skatepunk with a good amount of Metal-core thrown in
This is the perfect band that you’d hear at the peak of Warped Tour, then want to check out later when you were looking for new tracks to add to your playlist. Strong rock & roll, that you’ll want to hear more of once you’ve heard a little. Gritty vocals, skate punk bass lines, punk speed on the drums, and guitar. Holy crap, the guitar. This dude is a metal head.
The record starts with “Back Against the Wall.” Which, as a song title, does it get more “punk-angst” than that? And this is angsty music, not a feelgood album of the year. I mean, who hasn’t had a day where you want to turn up the dial on a song called “Losing at Bullshit”? Powerful, mad at the world music, as good punk should be.
The metal guitar shines on the aforementioned “Back Against the Wall.” The vocals are gritty, a little sloppy at times, but it’s punk rock. No one was saying that Johnny Rotten had the voice of an angel. The backing vocals are really strong here and throughout the record, & give a nice blend to their sound.
Another standout track again for me was “The Motion.” Here, the melodies of the vocals, both lead & backing, really shines, then there’s that metal breakdown at the close of the song.
On “Discord & Treachery,” the lead vocals go right into hardcore, & that where the lead vocals were strongest. On “Maze Dream,” I was really liking the sound & feel of the song, then it ended, as it was pretty short, but it still really stood out. Then it went right into “Leap of Faith” which was another great energetic punk track.
One thing that artistically stood out was that each song played into the next. It plays like a live show, & thought was put into the order like a set list, not just track after track.
Solid punk, that you’ll want to add to your list of bands to stream, & if it’s your thing, order the record for that next “Losing at Bullshit” day that you want to get through with a good rock record.
- Back Against the Wall
- The Motion
- Dry Bite
- The Host
- Them Shots Deep
- Discord & Treachery
- Alter Ego
- Maze Dream
- Leap of Faith
- Losing at Bullshit
- Dare Me Once