Demo cassette from this new punk band from Boston. Recommended for fans of catchy hardcore punk like Night Birds, Neighborhood Brats, or No Love.
Our take: Demo cassette from this new Boston band with members of Sleeper Cell, Terminal Youth, and Poison Control, among many others. I like bands that fall in that grey area between hardcore and catchier strands of punk, and Crisis Actors are right in that pocket. Their songs are fast, the recording is raw, and they even appropriate some Crass lyrics, but they aren’t afraid of a Night Birds-esque surf-punk riff or even a bigger, Observers-esque melody. If you’re a fan of Career Suicide or Social Circkle this will be in your sweet spot. Sometimes bands like this sound too slick or professional, but this demo is very raw. The recording itself is primitive, and the singer’s forceful sing-shout occasionally devolves into a more primal and wild-sounding scream that pushes way into the red. 8 tracks, and all of them rip.