S-21: Year Zero 7"

S-21: Year Zero 7"


Tags: · 10s · hardcore · recommended · s21 · ushc
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S-21 are one of Philadelphia’s best hardcore punk outfits making music right now. With their “Year Zero” EP, they’ve drummed up four new songs that are a natural follow-up to the four tracks on their demo tape. S-21 create mid-tempo punk with pummeling riffs and powerful vocal delivery. Four cuts to stomp around to.

Our take: Debut 7" from this band out of Philadelphia. When I first listened to S-21 I was immediately reminded of Hoax... S-21 has a really similar vibe, with heavy, mosh-able riffs, primitive caveman drumming, but also an undercurrent of a slightly artsy vibe. As with Hoax, that shows up most apparently in the lead guitar playing, and while S-21's leads aren't as intriguingly off-kilter as Hoax's, they do crop up more often, giving all of the tracks that little extra something rather than just reserving it for one special track. Philadelphia has a fertile scene as of late, and S-21 are without a doubt one of the most exciting bands to come from it.