The Lonely Revolts - Remnant

Published Tuesday 2nd April 2013
The Lonely Revolts - Remnant
The Lonely Revolts - Remnant

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 136828-20351
LABEL: Thumper Punk

Reviewed by Ian Webber

Abrasive, raucous and immediate all describe this first outing from California's The Lonely Revolts. On first listen you are transported straight back to the late '80s as Josh Galvan's no frills vocal delivery draws comparisons with The Ramones and Crashdog. Amongst the roughly produced guitar riffs and tinny trap pounding, an earnest, down to earth passion comes across from the stripped down production. Unsophisticated in every way this three piece write straight forward gospel centred lyrics that manage to avoid cheesy clichés most of the time. In typical punk fashion none of these tracks lasts more than a couple of minutes and the total play time of under 30 minutes for 12 tracks means the album trips by quickly. There are a couple of gems hidden in here. "I Am Who I Am" with its pop pogoing bass line sticks in the memory along with the grimy and aggressive "The Good Fight". I however found that as the album progressed some of the tracks fell into repeating a similar rhythm and structure. The last track "The Bride To Be" is the only track that seemed to labour in what is a competent debut from a young trio. This will certainly be appreciated by fans of old school punk who like their music fast, loud and quick. It promises much for the future.

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