Punk or at least vocal hardcore comes in at a time when it’s welcomed. We are in a weird place between Covid-19 and all other sorts of paralyzing concepts. While that frame of BS gets included in all that we do, Militarie Gun are here for all of it. With a new EP All Roads Lead To The Gun II out, the band goes in hard and comes out the other side smiling throughout.
The first track “Big Disappointment” comes across like you’d expect, vocals out front just a step ahead of the instrumentation. The longing and never ending pain from the song breeds out and comes across. Followed by the drum lead track “Disposable Plastic Trash”the band comes in as hot as they did on the opener. Between the drums and bass the guitars cut and sear into the song to where you don’t know where you are. It works in multiple ways and then some from the open to the close. While the distorted notes of “Background Kids” has a real down feeling, it also offers up some relief from the hushed and hurried songs throughout. Besides it’s on the final song where things come to a head. With “All Roads Lead To The Gun,” the band doesn’t hold back. The guitar opening alone is enough to lead you wherever you want. The grander opening offers up another side without sounding like someone else. The way the band approaches the song gives them a bit of breathing room before going in and not letting go. It’s a good song from open to close making us wander what city you’re catching them in.
The album is out & ready to stream. Or pick it up on various platforms via the Converse Label. Militarie Gun is on tour starting October October 01 at Collective 47 in Hesperia, CA until November 13 at Cactus House in Odessa, TX. There complete tour schedule can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo Courtesy of Matt Welch.