Album review: NO BRAGGING RIGHTS – Cycles

 

 

 

Good Fight (Release date – 28.03.13)

Southern Californian five piece, No Bragging Rights, have been around since 2006 and this is album number two. The band master in hardcore punk with a metal edge coupled with vitriolic lyrics which are spat out with venom.

The band though manage to mix a large dollop of melody into each track. So while the music is uncompromising,  it also has a harmonies and softer passages which add texture to the music rather than it being a full frontal onslaught. This is ably shown on the title track ‘Cycles’ which couples gruff vocals with a great chorus and strong vocal harmonies.

The band can do full on hardcore as well though. ‘Legacy’ is the best example of this, a fast and furious track with a grinding mid section and heavy guitar work. This, along with my track of the album, ‘Repeater’, show a band that have good songwriting ability and originality.

No Bragging Rights have created a good album here and, with a UK tour scheduled around the time of the album release date, they have an excellent opportunity to increase their fanbase  in the UK and beyond.

****

David Wilson




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