Comeback Kid - Outsider,
It has been some twelve years since I reviewed ‘Wake The Dead’, the second album from this punk-fuelled hardcore band, and although singer Scott Wade left to be replaced on the microphone by guitarist Andrew Neufeld after that album, this is still what I expect from these guys. High octane, angst-fuelled, yet still with some pop sensibilities (at least at times), this is music designed to take a crowd of normal beings and turn them into a sweaty mess, nothing more and nothing less. This is a hardcore album that touches on as many metal influences as it does on punk, and is all the better for it. I can even see fans of Anthrax moshing to “Somewhere, Somehow”, as this album just careers like a runaway train, taking no prisoners whatsoever.
This review isn’t very long as there really isn’t anything else to say. Simply, if you enjoy hardcore from the heart then this is essential. ‘Nuff said.