Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The Endless Blockade / Shank split ep

Here is yet another testament to Andy Nolan’s fascination with straight edge. I thought NATION OF FINKS was pretty good evidence. But a cover of JUDGE with his latest band nails it. THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE do a cover of “Fed Up” as only they can. And Andy handles one of the versus himself. THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE bring a sense of heaviness to the ending chorus that surpasses JUDGE. The flipside is Andy’s old power violence band back in Scotland doing a cover of an equally influential New York City band. SHANK’s song is “Number” originally written by CITIZEN’s ARREST. As good as BORN AGAINST were CITIZEN’s ARREST were consistently fast and abrasive. SHANK add a level of fuzz to the song but stay pretty true to the original. This is great split even if it is a bit of a novelty release. I love it. (Schizophrenic Records – 17 West 4th Street / Hamilton, ON / L9C 3M2 / Canada / www.schizoprhenicrex.com)

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