Platoon 1107 - Marine Forever. . .Forever Marine

Published Friday 16th December 2016
Platoon 1107 - Marine Forever. . .Forever Marine
Platoon 1107 - Marine Forever. . .Forever Marine

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 162928-24298
LABEL: Thumper Punk
FORMAT: Digital Only EP

Reviewed by Ian Webber

As part of a four-piece set, this third EP from the California-based hardcore act is the shortest, delivering just four tracks. Released for the Marines Motorcycle club, each piece centres on Jimmy Sisco's connection with the Marine Corps. Opening with a grimy, grinding riff, "Marines MC" soon bursts into a traditional, stripped back hardcore anthem. Gang vocals provide percussive background to some on-point guitars and Jimmy's clear but aggressive vocals. It takes longer to read the title of "Boot" than listen to the abrupt burst of noise that it describes and this is then followed by two instrumental tracks. Production on the project is excellent, giving each cut a classy sound, but as a standalone recording this is a little thin. One of the instrumentals reprises the first track and although short, the sounds do blend in to one another. I found that the project seemed to make much more sense when listened to amongst the other EPs in the set.

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