Wednesday, April 29, 2020

EP Review: Brute "Livin’ Right" (Edgewood Records) by Devin Joseph Meaney

Band: Brute
Location: Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore
EP: Livin’ Right
Label: Edgewood Records
Format: Digital
Release date: April 3, 2020
Continuing on with my hardcore spree, I stumbled upon ''Livin' Right'' by BRUTE. Will these guys hold up to the tracks I spoke of in my last review? Let's see!
First off, again, this is pretty standard hardcore. Nothing new or innovative here, but again, all the tracks are played with precision and mastery. Although the sound emitted from my speakers is not a new one, It is quite enjoyable to say the least.
Tight guitars. Tight drums. Aggressive vocals too! On the topic of the vocals, the ones on this demo kind of remind me of the lead singer from The Descendents. Now that I think about it, a lot of the songs on the demo remind me of The Descendents. To be more specific, I am reminded of their ''Milo Goes To College'' album. This is not a bad thing... I have always enjoyed this band, so it is nice to hear something similar in 2020.
BRUTE resides in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA. This is my first time hearing of them, but I would for sure listen to them again in the future. This is a quick five track EP, so it won't take up much of your time. Give it a listen. If you are a fan of hardcore I'm sure this will suit your fancy. Keep at it, BRUTE! –Devin Joseph Meaney

Hubba: Vocals
Avery: Guitar
Alexis: Bass
Matt: Drums

Track list:
1. Forfeit The Fight
2. No Return
3. All That's Proven
4. The Beginning
5. Livin' Right

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