Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boddicker - Crime Upheaval

Who:  Boddicker

What:  Second cassette EP released by the band's just this year!

When:  June 2014

Where:  Indianapolis, IN

Why:   The four Cs of Midwest Hardcore: crime, crust, core, cassette. Also, they cover a Danzig song on this one.

[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]

Boddicker - Crime Upheaval - Ritual Knife

1.  Crime Upheaval -- ****
2.  Rise of the Downtrodden -- *****
3.  Halo of Bullets -- ****
4.  Bath Salt Baptism -- *****
5.  Vigilante -- ****
6.  Executive Decision -- ****
7.  The Isolationist -- *****
8.  Drygulch -- ****
9.  Social Control -- ****
10.  We Are Watching You -- *****
11.  Energy Blackmail -- *****
12.  Brand New God (Danzig) -- *****

Radness Average:  4.500

Boddicker - Crime Upheaval

Verdict:  Earlier this month, you read me going gaga over False Flag. Boddicker is crucial listening. The most impressive band in the America right now.

For fans of:  Cursed, Converge, Trap Them, Bolt Thrower, Insect Warfare


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