Crisis Man return with their 2nd effort, The Myth Of Moderation. Featuring Ross Farrar from Ceremony on vocals and Ben Wright from Acrylics / Rut on guitar, this 7" packs all the energy of early Ceremony perfectly complemented by Ben's chorused out guitar riffs. An aural display of what living in the bay area feels like, the rent is due, the car doesn't run anymore, a techie just took the last seat on the crowded BART car. The glass was full to the brim with anxious energy already, but now it's been knocked on the floor.
Our take: Second release (and the first on vinyl) from this California punk band. With a fast and punky sound, Crisis Man remind me of bands like Formaldehyde Junkies and Career Suicide that toe the line between amped-up garage-punk and 80s-style hardcore. When they lean a little more toward the garage end of things they can sound like the Dwarves at their most furious, while the more USHC tracks have an Amde Petersen’s Arme energy. I know this description is just a flurry of band comparisons, but what I mean to say is that this is hardcore punk and you’ll like it.