RUIN A GOOD TIME
Stalwart NYHC outfit Awkward Thought have returned with another release that shows why this band is still standing, and strong to boot. For starters, this quintet have decisively raised its middle finger to trends and have remained a crossover entity which metal kids, punk rockers, and hardcore fans can all understand and relate to. Secondly, this durable NYC group have enough lyrical firepower to outlast the NYC Marathon, and with its unique viewpoint on life in NY and in general, coupled with a no nonsense delivery, Awkward Thought's latest 14-track collection becomes a mantra against the mainstream. And that's exactly what Awkward Thought wants to convey to everyone, a true punk rock attitude layered in hardcore choruses and old school values, something that's sorely lacking in today's sterile music scene.