Wow! That is only I can say after listening and reviewing for this zine the new record by Shadows Of Defeat. Read the review and listen to their music, you won˙t regret it!
First of all, and probably least important, I totally love the name of the band, so dramatic, yet so cool somehow. These guys are hailing from Zurich, Switzerland and this record contains 10 songs of fast and energetic melodic hardcore punk. The music of Shadows Of Defeat is like all those 90-ies skatepunk and melodic hardcore bands that we all love, yet transpired into new millenia and new century, sounding fresh, energetic, and above all technically well played with a lot of fast straightforward parts, but also many brakes, shift changes, memorable hooks and tight musicianship. The vocals are excellent, also backing vocal harmonies are done so nice. Last but not least important are political and aware lyrics that are at the same time in your face, but also smart and personal. The songs that I love the most are A Thin Line, Humanity Out Of Town, One Life To Live. Awesome, strong record!