A horrible hack

Fokkum

Notice Yourself

Year Released: 2011
Format: CDR
Label: self released
 
Reviewed by Oli Saunders on Jul 31, 2012
This demo comes with a nice typed letter to Andy. It's an 11 song CDr - the band have various other records out; they've been going since 1996! Describing themselves as hard-crust-core, what we have is Dutch hardcore punk which takes its time to build up and then releases its angst. The band admit in the letter that they 'are just another punk band', and only a handful of people will see anything unique in their sound. I am left in two minds about the lyrics, which are very literal. On one hand, it's good that people continue to spread their opinions through punk, from animal rights to media smokescreens, but I can't help but feel that I am being told how to live, i.e. they are a bit too in your face. Enjoyable overall, I especially like the list of weblinks on one of the many inserts, which I will check out.

31st July 2012

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