by GE 138
First off, that's some great cover artwork. Pete - you are the Man! Second off, this release is Fantastic! What an absolute gem of a record. Yes, I said record, because this is a 7" piece of vinyl that's too hot to handle with it's melts-in-your-mouth goodness. 3 songs that will aurally beat you senseless. Brutally guttural, raging Punk Rock/Hardcore ala Sheer Terror or Killing Time that just makes you wanna go out and destroy something beautiful, or begin a tri-state killing spree. This release is packed with disconcerting, cathartic vocal work from Dan and some majorly powerful guitar work from Pete that's just leviathan in nature. He plays riffs and melodies that border on the edge of Metal but stay true to the bands Punk roots. Pete's drum work, as always, is Ace with his complex lines and dexterous style of playing. That dude is an animal behind the kit. The guy who plays bass on here, Tyler, isn't even with the band anymore for whatever reason, but he does a commendable job on this release. He has to in order to keep up with everyone else in the band. This EP from Unfair Fight shows tremendous musical growth from their previous release, A Constant Struggle, with it's odd timings, razor sharp starts/stops, and insanely fast paced, impassioned musical delivery. Opening song In A Room Full Of Lunatics, with it's Are these just conspiracies? / The Future is Ours / We are the Dead chorus is sick as fuck. I love this song. 2nd song I'd Rather Be Skateboarding, is good too, but the lyrics sound really close to a song Dan wrote in another band before... can't recall what that band's name was though... heh heh And the song that takes up all of Side 2, I Fight Demons On The Regular, has long been a staple of the bands live set, and is nothing short of a musical masterpiece. The first 50 copies of this release came with limited edition pieces of artwork, each one created by each individual band member, that I'm sure are long gone by now, but since there's 4 members of the band, I'm wondering how they got the number 50 instead of 48. Whatever. Great tunes, great band, great slab o' vinyl. Consume immediately one of the Best releases to come out this year. Unfair Fight. Fuck yeah! Available from Crucial 45 Records.
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