Fifteen Years – ‘Welcome To Hell’.
With twinges of Rancid, New Found Glory, NOFX and Pennywise, these Punks keep your feet tapping and your legs shaking. From start to finish, this EP shows both writing maturity, yet a subtle simplicity that keeps it raw and raging.
The opener ‘Come On and Die’ is a quick diddy, but has enough dynamic changes to make it feel like a ballad and I really admire the drummers rolls on this tune, his snare sound is killer.
I particularly enjoyed the vocals a lot more on ‘Sail Away’, they show more prowess on the chorus, and I really dig the 6/8 to 2/4 change-up during the bridge portion. The drummer reminds me so much of Travis from Blink 182. If this guy was a Hostess cake… he’d be a sweet roll… I’m sorry.
‘Suburban Wasteland’ impressed me the most. I felt like this should’ve been the first track, and is definitely the single. I hear a lot of Bad Brains and The Casualties and it’s quick 1:48 run time leaves your mouth watering for more and a cigarette, cause this town is a dump!
The sludgy awesomeness that is ‘Mary’ takes you to the Seattle sounds of The Melvins and Mudhoney. Trudging along in epic glory, this melodic-thrash would make a great pit song of sweaty, dingy, nasty Punk. On ‘Rise and Fall’ and ‘Reasons To Believe’ you really get the imagery of utter disgust in the bands surroundings. Straight outta Never Mind The Bollocks… or something like that.
With a Rotten-croon, they pay homage to the legends by growling out disdain in the dystopia that is the UK. The huge difference is the rhythm section opting for a more Pop/Hardcore drum style than any of the initial punks could only dream of.
Fifteen Years boast a solid and certifiable mix of influence on this third release. They are a band on the rise and even the fall if their dystopian setting is taken into account, so don’t forget to check it out below as well as the band’s other releases.
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- Merch and hard copies of Welcome To Hell can be found on BigCartel.
- Welcome To Hell was produced by Danny Guy of fellow Bristol Punks Layman’s Terms who you can find – Here.