Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Boston Strangler - Primitive LP
God damn, this year is just great for full lengths. Boston's own Boston Strangler kills it with this full length Primitive. I saw these guys play their second show and the place was nuts. This LP release shows the same kind of hype and it's absolutely ridiculous how much attention it's getting due to its method of release. I was fortunate enough to pick up a copy from Armageddon, same place I got directions to the show at from Cliff. I'm pretty damn attached to the tape but this LP is really good. I can't count how many times I've spun it so far even after having listened to the mp3s a million times before it's release. Aesthetically and musically this band has it coined. The intros and outros are fucking raging and although the music is all very derivative (think "Get It Away" with Dicky Barrett of Impact Unit on vocals) there are some standout tracks that break the mold. I'm a big fan of Violence Addicts personally, that song is way fucking sick. Disconnect Me is also a rager. All the personal band shout outs are a nice touch, "we're the boston strangler", "stranglah's gonna make you pay", etc. etc. Waste of Time into Bulger Break-Out, what a fucking great way to end a record. It's a nice change of pace seeing hype represent a good record in hardcore instead of something terrible that hardly fits the word. A nice change of pace indeed. Love it or "leave here first class on the poser express".