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Sweet Weapons

demo

Year Released: 2011
Format: CD
Label: self released
 
Reviewed by David Giles on Apr 14, 2011
Genuinely refreshing pop punk from New Mexico that somehow manages to avoid the enormous chasm of hate into which every pop punk band I hear plunges fringes (or beards)-first. Now, I donít mean that I was blown away by this. At times it felt a little too repetitive for me to mark out on. However, the overarching feeling I got was of a pleasant, primitive, catchy demo by a bunch of guys into hardcore. Quite a few times they use archetypal Ďhardcoreí riffs but in this context they feel pretty tasteful. The comparison to Lifetime is definitely strong although there are still miles in between the two. If youíre into pop punk or open to trying it out, defo try this. It is a genuine endorsement that Iíve reviewed a POP PUNK demo without starting a fight with the label/band in the process. Iíll probably follow this band.

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