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THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT
MUNICH ANGST
BASTARDIZED

German quintet The Blackout Argument mesh screaming hardcore with melodic modern metal on their five-track release. MUNICH ANGST churns out the kind of pile-on encouraging hooks that wouldn't sound out of place on a Comeback Kid record ("Murder What's Already Dead"), and releases bursts of chugging guitar goodness and tortured punk screams borrowed from everyone from VOD to From Autumn to Ashes. Despite a lukewarm punk rock coattail ride on "Maybe Yesteryear", the overall Thumb meets Sick of It All tone set supercedes stylistic faux-pauxs and places The Blackout Argument in some fine hardcore company.
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- Mike SOS