Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Feature - Banishing Ritual
So, what is so good about Banishing Ritual (other than being the best damn album Feature ever released)? The answer is that this is a melodic, but loud album of punk and post punk rock that will remind the listener of Sonic Youth, The Ramones, The Breeders and The Slits. The performances are intense, with powerful chords, snappy choruses, plenty of buzz and distortion, and a bit of drone. The vocals are engaging' particularly when the three members hit their bubblebum punk groove, and the spirit of the proceedings is palpable. Perhaps the best summary is provided by the band on their Bandcamp page: "Tuneful but weaponized".
Banishing Ritual is out now via Upset the Rhythm. See the Bandcamp link for details. And a thanks to The Finest Kiss blog for letting us know about this fine album.
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