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Bullet Union

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Year Released: 2004
Format: 7"
Label: Jealous Records
 
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
Wacka wacka, this is a shit hot first time release from a band that sound like they have been playing together for ages. Two songs of tight and bounding hardcore that is exceptionally in the vein of bands like Hot Snakes, Jehu and Science of Yabra, but they do such a good job with it. The guitar sound is particularly familiar, but man does it sound good. I often think that when bands put out their first release, they can sound like they should still be in the realms of just making demoís, but Bullet Union are more than ready to unleash their brand of energetic rock on the unsuspecting public. ďStay Indie, Donít Be A HaterĒ careers along without a care in the world, whilst the distorted vocals are yelled out emphatically and itís a good solid effort. It is rather overshadowed though by the monstrous b-side, ďRobinÖ.Iíll Be Back in Five MinutesĒ. This one filters through the jagged rock a similarity to emo bands of yore like Shotmaker and Amber Inn, I think itís the almost spoken style to some of the vocals that make me think this, thereís one Shotmaker song in particular that I am trying to think of that it is a bit like. Oh well. Anyway, the song diverts off course later on into a slow burning finale that I really love. Itís a fine blend of styles, I think itís nice to hear a British band that has a slight tinge of an old emo sound that you donít normally encounter in these green and pleasant lands.

So yeps, good start for these dudes. I would love to see them live.

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