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Comeback Kid – Wake The Dead

In the ever-growing morass of modern Hardcore, it’s nice to see a young band with some of that Old School vibe. Comeback Kid does this brilliantly. Their 2005 sophomore opus, “Wake The Dead” [Victory Records], rattles your bones and shatters tombstones. Waking the dead is a possibility here….

Starting as an offshoot of FIGURE FOUR, Comeback Kid has really come into their own right. Powerful, clean yells dredge a catchy, hook-ripping rhythm onslaught. It’s a dense, raw guitar barrage that bleeds solid intensity. Comeback Kid is punishing.

Noteworthy cuts include the maelstrom of “Wake The Dead,” “False Idols Fall,” the angst-driven edge of “My Other Side,” “Final Goodbye,” and the riotous “Talk is Cheap.” Comeback Kid has an impressive, Straight-Edge feel that is unique.

Overall, Comeback Kid is killer, Old School Hardcore for the new world. So, wake the dead. I dare you…. Stay savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Minor Threat, Fugazi, H2O, Madball, Sick Of It All, Orange 9mm., Mental, Quicksand, Snapcase, Breach, Awful Thought, Beloved, Fordirelifesake, Deluge, Atreyu, Figure Four, Skare Tactics, Blindside, MXPX, Scars Of Tomorrow, Stampin’ Ground, Turmoil, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Haste, 36 Crazyfists, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net or LifeEraser@aol.com
Copyright 2005.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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