Sunday, 19 May 2013
Broken Prayer - Self Titled
'Weirdo hardcore punk'
I like Broken Prayer because they actually seem to realise that like most other things on this planet, punk needs to evolve. Rather than playing bastardized 80s riffs or trying to ape the 'bro-tastic' 90s hardcore scene, these guys are pushing the boundaries of modern punk.
Broken Prayer are a weird, sarcastic concoction of noise rock, experimental rock and straight up hardcore, but that won't stop them from throwing in a post punk tune, or the crazy-ass synth heavy track that is 'Proud'. Every song on this album is produced excellently, with just the right balance of music, noise, aggression and expressiveness.
Basically these guys sound like they're having the time of their lives, playing whatever the fuck they want, irregardless of how strange the end product is.
Seriously, what more could you want from a punk band?