Ex Youth – “Oakland Intervention” 7″
A band name so corny it’s almost clever, plus a sound so cliched you’d wish it was irony… and yet, this 6 track EP, released in the summer of 2018, is pretty fucking amazing actually. Perfectly excecuted straight-edge hardcore ragers, that combine anthemic hooks with the fist-pumping speed and energy and that only a band of this ilk can hope to achieve (Have Heart, Incendiary, Chain Of Strength will point you in the right direction). With this much explosive exuberance on display, you can dish-out the corny-cliches as much as you damn well please. Keeps me happy.