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The Bronx - The Bronx III

The Bronx III

Review by Hedley Jackson

IndieLondon Rating: 3 out of 5

THE Bronx’s third self titled album is scruffy and rough, yet extremely alluring. With roots firmly set in punk-rock the band roar, tear and thrash their way through some impressive material.

The power in their music is similar to that found in System Of A Down. High tempo drums and rocking guitar riffs run alongside the screamed lead vocals with a tireless aggression. This is about as pure and fearless as you will find rock music.

However, their repetitive sound can drag on a bit and there’s very little variance in the style of their songs – even though, somehow, they still remain very entertaining.

Far more than just another one of those ‘screamo metal’ bands that seem to be multiplying at an obscene rate, The Bronx have a more authentic rock and roll sound.

The endless barrage of distorted guitars can feel like you are being assaulted, but it’s a good, energetic sound.

The raw production, meanwhile, has a really live tone that compliments the band’s energy, giving the songs more depth.

Seeing this band live and owning this album should definitely be on the agenda of any hard-rock fan. As for everyone else, maybe steer clear.

Download Picks: Knifeman, Inveigh, Past Lives, Young Bloods

Track Listing:

  1. Knifeman
  2. Inveigh
  3. Past Lives
  4. Enemy Mind
  5. Pleasure Seekers
  6. Six Days A Week
  7. Young Bloods
  8. Ship High In Transit
  9. Minutes In Night
  10. Spanish Handshake
  11. Digital Leash