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Waxeater – Baltimore Record- Music Review

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Waxeater – Baltimore Record- Music Review
Waxeater LP Baltimore Record

Waxeater LP Baltimore Record

Waxeater
Baltimore Record
Latest Flame Records

This is a concept album revolving around the TV show The Wire. I’ve never seen the show. I know I should have already seen it, but give me a break, I’m just now watching the Shield. So if you watch the Wire, maybe you can work these songs into the show in some way, I’m just going to get into the music itself. Not that I think it’s a bad idea, it’s a cool idea, I just don’t want to comment on a concept wrapped around a show I haven’t seen yet.

I like the fact that this record is heavy without being dense, hardcore without being bled through, swing with a touch of boogie. All comparisons too Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard or Black Flag would be accurate, but for me the band reminds me of Rollins Band with more swing, fun, and less jazz.

I’ve seen this band live, and the record does a really nice job of catching that energy and sweaty goodness that comes across live. What I also like about this band and it comes down to Rob’s singing, is that I can understand him even at the most blasting moments. Some hardcore, hard rock bands forget that element. I dig your bands speed and volume, but what the hell are you saying? Waxeater? They don’t cause that problem. And I enjoy that in a record. Sure, I like growls and spits and sputters, but this makes Waxeater stand out to me that much more.

Here’s another positive about this band, and a smart move by them. It’s a quick hit and gone. Not that this band could over stay its welcome, but they come in, punch the host of the party in the head, drink some beers, light their underwear on fire and hussle out the door. It’s all powerful, crunchy guitar, swinging bass and kicking drums in your face, and then they are gone, way before you can check your drink and see if someone slipped you a mickey and you went to Kick Ass Music Land. Did those three dudes just come in and rock your world or did your pants get tight for no reason. I think we know the answer to that one.

This chance meeting of my ears and Waxeater’s music is one of those things about music that I love. I was not looking for it, but through happenstance, and Dan from Latest Flame Records, I got a copy of Baltimore Record. After seeing them live and giving the album many spins, this is a band I want to keep track of and that I hope releases more music. I’m very glad that someone told Latest Flame to send us music.

If you enjoyed those Touch and Go Bands in the 1980’s and 1990’s and that Chicago Punk Sound, I do believe you’ll enjoy Waxeater, plus they got a little boogie in them.

Music Review by Brad Bugos – brad@fatrobotradio.com

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