Philadelphia's SICKOIDS are a straight up phenomenal band. Taking influence from punk and hardcore across the spectrum their sound falls somewhere between "Kings Of Punk" era Poison Idea, "Land Speed" era Husker Du with some Italian hardcore style wildness thrown in for good measure. This band sounds instantly classic and new simultaneously, which is a difficult thing to do with hardcore punk in 2012. This LP has everything I like in a hardcore record, weirdness, speed, occasional stomping intros and gruff vocals. This record is near flawless. They also put on an incredible live show.
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