(record review)COMEBACK KID-“Outsider”(Nuclear Blast)

This is the brand new studio album number six by this Canadian hardcore punk champions! A lot of hardcore kids I know nowadays in the scene go to sleep and wake up with the Comeback Kid lyrics and music, so I was eager to check on the new album!


The opener, title track is typical modern hardcore songs with straightforward rythm and shouted angry vocals and to be honest, it did not leave some effect on me. But the second song “Surrender Control” is a real hit, mixing angry groovy openings and anthemic melodic chorus.

Thrash metal influences are very visible in “Absolute” which features guest performance by none other than Dewin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad and of course it is an energetic in your face song with lots of gang back vocals.  “Hell of a Scene” is a mixture of angry fast hardcore and more emotional melodies. Of course, still is yet to come, so one of the best songs on the album is for sure “Consumed the Vision” featuring guest performance by Chris Cresswell of The Flatliners and I must also mention “Ill be that” as one of my top songs.

All the hardcore and punk kids out there will just love this record and get it because it is an example how modern and energetic hardcore should sound like.



Nuclear Blast: http://nblast.de/ComebackKidOutsiderNB