The Bronx - VI
Limited orange colored vinyl LP pressing. The Bronx's sixth studio album Bronx VI builds on the legacy the LA-based rockers have established in it's near two-decade existence, but which definitely proves the door to what's next has not just been kicked down, but chopped up and burned to a cinder. Yes, the first four tracks - "White Shadow," "Superbloom," "Watering The Well" and "Curb Feelers" - bristles with the wild and untamed energy that's defined the band from the off, but then - all of a sudden, as "Peace Pipe" kicks in - the pace and mood shifts to something a little less aggressive. Elsewhere, "Mexican Summer" and it's (relatively) chilled-out mariachi vibes serve as an homage to the band's alter-ego, Mariachi El Bronx (and was written while that incarnation of the band was on tour), while fatalistic closer "Participation Trophy" masks Matt Caughthran's existential dread behind searing riffs and a catchy, defiant and exuberant melody. Bronx VI was produced by Joe Baressi (Melvins, Tool, Bad Religion).