Tuesday, 3 March 2015
To The Point – Give Me A Reason - 7" single sided with insert on coloured vinyl limited to 500 copies - grey/blue or green marbled vinyl with free button badge
PLEASE NOTE THE GREEN, GREY AND BROWN VINYLS ARE QUITE SIMILAR BECAUSE OF THE MARBLING EFFECT WHEN CHANGING FROM ONE COLOUR TO ANOTHER AT THE PRESSING PLANT
New 7" from my fav band which includes my good mate Bob Deep of Deep Six Records on drums - I'm sure you've all heard of To The Point by now; the unstoppable group comprised of members of Actuary, Fetus Eaters, Lack Of Interest and Spazz. Caveman powerviolence. The musicianship here is tighter than a nuns nether regions, and the songs are crafted just how you would expect seasoned veterans of this style to make them; perfectly. I just love hearing Bob bash the shit out of a drum kit. Dude really blasts like no other, he definitely has captured a sound that is uniquely his own, with the very dry drum tone and super hard attack. It's also great to hear Chris Dodge, Caveman almighty, front a band again. Again, very early Lack Of Interest style vocals; gruff, low, and kind of cheesy.
Every song this band creates is top notch. You know the story. TTP is sort of a “Lack of Interest 2.0″, but they’ve obliterated any misconceptions that this is going to be a formulaic cookie-cutter clone of a now legendary band. No, To The Point is it’s own monster & adds something desperately needed to hardcore: Spontaneity! You can never guess what they’re going to end up half way through any one of their songs. And then they do it. And no matter what path they choose the result is always something insanely pleasurable to hear at the end. Everyone in the band is literally “on point” when it comes to every aspect of the music. There are no weak links at all. But in my humble opinion, what separates this band from everyone else is the guitar playing. Things you would NEVER think to put in a hardcore song on top of a flawless foundation of bass and drums suddenly make complete sense. It’s meticulous, it always comes out of nowhere & it compliments everything else so perfectly that their sounds becomes instantly recognizable. The fact that they can achieve this all while never ignoring the basic fundamentals of fast music & what makes a great HC song truly great is a thing of beauty and harder than anyone is willing to admit. Being hardcore veterans, they have used their knowledge to basically transcend the genera without losing an ounce of the speed, brutality, wit or integrity that makes this type of music so pure and wonderful to begin with.
Dodgy Sounds - GonzoKaraoke
A1 44. 2 Year Old Criminals
A2 30. Elitist
A3 52. Not Your Crutch
A4 48. I Live In Analog
A5 51. All Of Your Co-Workers Are Douche Bags
A6 42. Is It Safe?