A Common Goal - Blessings And Battles

Published Wednesday 23rd April 2014
A Common Goal - Blessings And Battles
A Common Goal - Blessings And Battles

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 138623-20569
LABEL: Thumper Punk

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Another review of this album by the Boston-based punk band had problems with how much they sound like the Dropkick Murphys, but with modern punk that's almost inevitable. What sets them apart from the Murphys are the power and precision of their lyrics with "Frame Of Mind", "Blue Collar" and the title track all making their points with aplomb. There are grainy guitar tones aplenty and there's nothing polished about the band's sound (in fact, one or two of the bvs are decidedly off-key). All in all, if you enjoy music that sounds like it emerged from a Boston garage this, the second release from the band, is well worth checking out.

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