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August 12, 2003

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PAINT IT BLACK [I]CVA[/I] REVIEW

Clocking in at just 18 minutes 39 seconds, this 17-track disc is a welcome throwback to the positive force of East Coast hardcore that was plentiful and abundant in the early to mid-1980s but seemed to disappear in a haze of emo rock, pop-core and mall-ternative punk. Former Kid Dynamite and Lifetime guitarist Dan Yemin and Good Riddance drummer Dave Wagenschutz lead this quartet on a record that recalls the glory days of Youth of Today, Bold and Gorilla Biscuits and of course their predecessors like JFA and Minor Threat. (One of the tracks is a lament of disposable thrash called "Less Deicide, More Minor Threat.”) Politically charged, invigorating and to the point... just like punk was supposed to be.

PUBLICATION
Exclaim!

AUTHOR
Stuart Green

DIRECT LINK TO ARTICLE
http://www.exclaim.ca/