False Idle - I Refuse

Published Sunday 14th April 2013
False Idle - I Refuse
False Idle - I Refuse

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136833-20355
LABEL: Thumper Punk
FORMAT: CD EP


Reviewed by Oscar Hyde

False Idle hail from Boise, Idaho, admittedly not a particularly fecund breeding-ground for famous punk bands. They've taken their music to heart, though; this is the loud, raw, shouty kind of punk, full-throated, full-blooded, late skate punk, complete with shout-along gang choruses. The guitars are a little low in the mix, but that's okay; the drums CLUNK satisfyingly, the sort of percussion that really does sound as if it's been recorded in a garage, that pounds on the bone and sets blood throbbing. The licks are still fairly simplistic, though can be plenty of fun, such as the zig-zagging outro to "I Refuse". This isn't brash skate punk, either; the tone's actually fairly foreboding, particularly in the opening riffs of "Incomplete" and "Fear Of Man", the latter of which harmonises the doomy chords with a siren. The lyrics stick with the general underground punk theme - dissatisfaction with life as it's been presented and desire for something more. It's not until the last song that any variation on the lyrical theme presents itself - the love of the Saviour is the answer to the dissatisfaction.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. High Hopes [Listen]
2. I Refuse [Listen]
3. Fear Of Man [Listen]
4. Incomplete [Listen]

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