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SENIOR DISCOUNT – ‘The Best Revenge’ Album Review

SENIOR DISCOUNT – The Best Revenge

Senior DiscountSenior Discount is a long-running punk/pop-punk band from Providence, RI. Their new album, The Best Revengewas released on July 13th. The band has
played hundreds of shows with the likes of Sum 41, Anti-Flag, Gym Class Heroes, Girl Talk, Less than Jake, The Ataris, Streetlight Manifesto and many more all over the East Coast.

The album opens with he sound of a needle hitting the grooves on the vinyl, adds a mariachi style trumpet and builds to a spaghetti western chunky instrumental punk rocker in keeping with the A Fistful Of Discount song title – great fun and a super opener!

On Never Say Forever the melodic and urgent vocals are layered on a fast paced foundation with some neat bass licks and massive riffs with Cindy channeling The Plimsols in terms of pop-punk perfection with huge riffs, pounding beats and a super melodious vocal! The eleven-track album continues with Smile where some brief studio chatter sets up a rhythmic punker with helter-skelter sections sandwiched between mid-paced power-pop-punk sections – it is a fun song that will have you moving in no time!

On Nothing’s Left, a more aggressive and angst ridden vocal drives a plaintive pop/punk rocker and then Girls Just Wanna Have Funturns the Cyndi Lauper classic into a raucous, swirling punk rocker that stays true to the original but just rocks it up with a booming bass break bringing a smile to my headbanging face!

The Mob like chord progressions on Afterlife set up an atmospheric track that we loved whilst the locally focused Explode Rhode Island is a four-minute plus skate-punk like melodic effort. Ataxia features some tight and fast raucous punk rock with a hardcore edge whereas Three Little Birds is another super cover, this one of the Bob Marley classics with some excellent bass, guitar and powerful build up!

The penultimate song, I’m Crazy (Live and Revived) pipes in some extended applause, has a raw DIY edge and cascading licks that feel like one huge hoedown circle pit inducing invitation! The final track is Afterlife (Acoustic) lends itself well to the stripped down approach and, once again conjures up memories of anarcho-punks The Mob. It’s a solid conclusion to an excellent album.

 

Check out The Best Revenge by Senior Discount here: https://seniordiscount.bandcamp.com/

 

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