Block Parent’s album “Amongst The Hurtin Mess” review by Nick Clark

Posted May 14, 2018 by

Amongst The Hurtin Mess is the full length debut of Cambridge punks, Block Parent. First released on cassette on May 11th at Jimmy Jazz and the CD being released on June 3rd at Pin Up.

At first listen you would never guess they are only a 3 piece band because they have the melody and energy of at least 5 people.  10 short and to the point songs. Well the last track gets kinda lengthy, so we’ll call it 9 bursts of fun and one that never ends.
Chugging guitar powerchords faster than you can finish your beer. A bass guitar that is pretty much a second guitar and drums constantly punching you.  It’s like getting hit in the face with a snare drum and then having a beer handed to you. You really can’t go wrong.

I was lucky enough to catch the tape release on Friday. Well worth the hangover and ringing in my ears.
For fans of Brutal Youth, Hostage Life, Closet Monster and having fun.

Listen to the album here:
https://blockparent.bandcamp.com/album/amongst-the-hurtin-mess-2
Favourite track- “We all wear masks”, metaphorically speaking

Upcoming CD release at Pin Up Arcade Bar:
https://www.facebook.com/events/271453496728219/

By  Nick Clark, freelance writer, operator of Pressed by Nick buttons and organizer of Punk Rock Flea Market Guelph

Also, Closet Monster doesn’t seem to have a page, so here’s one of their videos.

 

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