Protester: No Identity 7"

Triple B Records

$5.50

6 songs of straight in your face hardcore in the vein of Confront, Brotherhood, and Agnostic Front. But don't take my word for it, listen for yourself. You can stream the whole thing at our bandcamp.

Our take: Brand new 7" from this new one-man sXe powerhouse, and it definitely shows a bit of a progression from Connor's earlier material. In particular, No Identity sounds way tougher, with fewer jittery Victim in Pain-style breaks and more of a heavier, fist-pumping vibe that seems equally indebted to Swedish stuff like Anti-Cimex and Cleveland bands like Confront or Integrity. It's still exactly what it purports to be--fast and tough straight edge hardcore--so if you don't get down with modern bands of that ilk like No Tolerance there isn't going to be anything here that changes your mind. However, if you're into the latest wave of early 80s-inspired SXE bands it's easy to see why most people consider Protester to be one of the bands at the front of the pack.
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