This unique punk act hailing from the US takes on its own sound. Fusing many different elements but mainly inspired by punk and strangely enough, dungeon synth. This unique blend creates for an extremely memorable and enjoyable experience that I haven’t had with an album in a long time. It feels modern, yet could easily fit along side a release of the past, simply timeless. That’s thanks to the raw cassette style production that gives it this nostalgic feeling. There’s synths, jangly guitars, and vocals dripping with punk attitude, it confuses the hell out of me aesthetically, but damn am I here for it.
After being greeted by a murder of crows, the ambient synth tune melting into a punchy punk sound ripped outta time, I knew I was in for a special treat. Its got this camp to it that really makes it charming, I think its partly thanks to the cover of flail wielding warriors that really give this whole album a feel like its taken from some lost 80s movie soundtrack of knights with perfectly sprayed hair that only the 80s punks could rock. Each track is punchy and to the point with catchy riffs and great production. There are some iconic synth passages that really cement the classical medieval fantasy aesthetic the album calls to. Each track stands on its own, with all with catchy riffs that get stuck in your mind. The fifth track Fog of War is a great example of this. The guitar riff and vocal melody clash with one another yet are able to flow well, creating a groovy dynamic that’s perfect ear worm material. The guitars really drive this album as a whole, the creative melodies and riffs its no wonder they made such an impact as they did.
This album is a blast to listen too, and totally slipped my radar in early 2021. But, thanks to the lofi production, they’re able to create a truly timeless sound that can fit in any era. In all honesty, I thought I was getting something completely different before I listened to this. The album cover is what initially drew me in of course, but what I walked away with was something that I am a complete fan of, a perfect capture of the punk attitude with a campy yet charming medieval fantasy aesthetic. Thankfully they’re continuing with that sound in their latest EP release, Not Today, Not Tomorrow. Its got a more gothic approach but all that strange charm is there. Really makes me look forward to what ever else they release in the future.