HATEFUL MONDAY - IT MUST BE SOMEWHERE LP - €14 / 130NOK
Kicking Records, GPS Prod 2013. Green with black splatter vinyl ltd.edt.
It’s been four years, but Hateful Monday is back with a new guitarist and a killer new album! Unfrightened delivers 11 brand new songs that the band rips through at a wicked fast pace in their signature melodic punk style, a style reminiscent of classic 90s Fat Wreck and Epitaph bands.
The album starts off perfectly with “As Far As I Can Remember”, an extremely relatable anthem about growing up as a punk rocker. The album only gets better from there. It continues to pick up speed, until it reaches its finale with the instrumental jam, “La Purge”. The album is only 28 minutes long and the band doesn’t waste a single moment of it. Amidst all the up-tempo jams, Hateful Monday shows listeners they can effortlessly switch gears with the albums only slow song “Not Forgotten”, a moving tribute to a dead friend.
With lyrical themes ranging from the struggles of growing up and growing old to government injustice all wrapped up neatly in what is without a doubt the band’s best album to date. Unfrightened is definitely an album that every skate punk fan should have.
Fans of bands like Nofx, Bad Religion, Pulley, Lagwagon and The Descendents will love Hateful Monday and Unfrightened. Notable tracks from the album include “Stateless Society”, “Not Forgotten”, “Dorian Gray Syndrome”, “Heart & Pen” and “I.N.I.T.I.A.L.S (The Greatest Song Ever Written)”. Album Score: 4.5/5 (lessblogmorerock.wordpress.com)
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