February 11, 2010

The Attack - Sick of It All

The Attack open for NYC hardcore legends H2O at The Trocadero Theatre in Philly on Feb. 19 - four days after the Floridians' new record, "Of Nostalgia and Rebellion" hits stores.
The Attack - a hardcore band from Florida - will get you sweating. The swift-rhythms and high-enery haymakers on "Of Nostalgia and Rebellion" - the bands new disc - is a chest-pumping good time. Reminded me a lot of classic Sick Of It All and the musical mayhem of the mid '90s New York City hardcore scene that used to get this face a bit bruised from time to time, so it's not too surprising to see the guys hitting the road with H2O. Other influences - especially in the spirited vocal kicks and rebellious attitude - seem to flow around Avail, Dropkick Murphys and The Cro-Mags.
No track on the record lasts more than 3:23 - and it's that quickness that'll get me buzzing through the 40-inches of snow that's accumulated outside my apartment building. Another cool thing about the disc is the jolly bass baselines a la The Bouncing Souls and a totally rad rendition of CCR's "Bad Moon Rising."
It's not out till next week, so in the meantime, On The Beat's got a free download for ya that help tie you over until next Tuesday.
Features a member of the Spitvalves.
RIYL: Ten Yard Fight, Avail, Sick of It All.

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