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YESTERDAY’S HEROES – ‘La LLama Que Nunca Se Apaga’ Review

yesterdays-heroesYesterday’s Heroes come out swinging with their debut four-track EP ‘La Llama Que Nunca Se Apaga!’ available now on Streetrock Records.

Hailing from the mean streets of Medellin, Colombia the band are part of the burgeoning street punk/oi scene pouring out of underground South America. This is fearsome stuff, combining a classic oi sound with elements of hardcore and a nod to UK82.

The opening track ‘La Llama Que Nunca Se Apaga!’ sets the tone. It’s the traditional oi format with a sharp guitar and brutal rhythm track supporting a fierce vocal. Second track ‘Donde Estan?’ continues the onslaught, but when we get to track three ‘A Mis Enemigos’ things really heat up; this is a great song and reminded me of mid 90’s Pennywise with the gang vocal and big hook. The last track ‘Mi Tierra’ is classic melodic oi, and possibly my favourite on the EP.

The production is really strong; Yesterday’s Heroes nailed a great drum sound and guitar tone. This EP sounds really big when you crank it up. The band has an ear for a hook and although the lyrics passed me by (written in their native Spanish) the songwriting is strong enough to get their point across.

I like this EP; there’s no filler and no fat. You get four really good street punk tracks from a band who know what they’re doing. It’s available to download via the Yesterday’s Heroes Bandcamp page, or as a strictly limited 7” vinyl from Streetrock Records.

Si – Punk Online

 

Track Listing

  1. La Llama Que Nunca Se Apaga
  2. Donde Estan?
  3. A Mis Enemigos
  4. Mi Tierra

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