The Sorely Trying Days, Survival Mode
Too “indie” to be punk… Really, I can’t understand this mentality; it’s the fun, happy “go out and party!” attitude and approach to making music, and I just don’t understand. Sure, some of the songs on Survival Mode are okay (at best), but that isn’t it, because it’s like if you label yourself a certain way, you’d better be able to follow it up. These guys need to sit down and take notes from other sucessful hardcore bands; they need to learn their history and study it well. Come on, really — do I really need to spell it out for you? Do I really need to tell you that you’re wrong? These guys suck; it’s the truth. Dont buy this record unless you like recycling…early.