(record review) SETBACKS-DED.RECKONING(Morning Wood Records)

We already wrote about Setbacks here in this zine when we reviewed their last record. Now, the new full length is upon us and in Europe you can get it through Morning Wood Records. Here is the review.


When we talk about this band we can safely say that we deal with a kind of punkrock supergroup. Featuring ex members of Pridebowl, members of Double Negative, ex Lowprofile to name a few, the members of this band live scattered in UK, South Africa and USA, they are living proof that music really has no boundaries and continents are no problem if you want to play and record music. The album contains 15 songs of fine melodic fast punkrock with a lot of technical prowess, reminding me a lot of some bands that Bird Attack used to release couple of years back. It is fascinating how this band stands with one foot in the melody and heartwarming catchy tunes and at the same time they are hard enough to appease even tough hardcore kids. The guitars are even metalic I daresay, but having catchy punkrock riffs that are all used really clever in the song structures. The songs are mainly fast, drums are fast paced and everyone who knows me can confirm how much the vocals are important to me in such bands. This band has awesome rough voiced yet sung vocals and great used harmonies on backing vocals that fit perfect in the songs. The last record was great, but this new one is just awesome. There are some guest performances on the record by Dennis Jagard from Ten Foot Pole and ex Ignite Joe Foster along with Paul Stevenson. This is a strong record, totally energetic and fast, with lyrics that are not shallow but hit their mark along with music. Recommended songs: Where Is Our Hero, Just Words, New World Order.