Thursday, August 29, 2013


Vigilante from Sydney play a pretty accurate Australian take on mind 80's NYHC ala Krakdown, Outburst, Cro Mags, Warzone etc. Members of a handful of previous and well received Sydney bands including Last Nerve and Bad Blood make up part of the group. They did a demo tape that didn't grab my interest a huge amount last year (or maybe the year before?), and now they've released this LP, "Quality Of Life" through Resist Records (AU) and Six Feet Under Records (US). Musically speaking they share a great deal of similarities in sound with Last Nerve for various reasons, most notably because both bands share the same singer. Well recorded, centred mostly around crunchy riffs and chords, mid tempos, the odd lead and dive bomb, and stomp bits, to me this is more or less A-typical Sydney hardcore, and the best of it's kind in years. Not that there's a huge amount that's been comparable in that time, but yeah, good stuff.

1 comment:

Across Your Face said...

I've been kind of watching this album forever but avoiding it for some reason... Now I have to check it out!