"It's In Your Hands"
◉ ◉ ◉ ○ ○(3/5: decent)
Hardcore 7" vinyl
Kirbdog 003 (1991)
I don't remember how much I paid for this.
I got this record as part of my quest to collect all the Kirbdog records, since the One Man Running record was a formative jam for me. I was not disappointed.

This political punk/hardcore single contains two solid tracks of maybe what is the Santa Rosa style of punk? All of these Kirbdog records seem quite technical and interesting, with some heartfelt lyrics and decent melodic or rhythmic hooks. This one in particular has multiple singers, a bit of Suicidal Tendencies vibes and technical changes... and some bongos? Very technical and fast drumming with some metal guitar makes for a fun mix of different punk styles. Add in some Ebullition style political commentary about income inequality and animal rights and all in all, this is a solid 7".

Sometimes the songs wander a bit and maybe the drummer doesn't need those bongos. But the fast and technical punk jams herein are good overall. I even like the chant break in Whoever Thought followed up by a searing metal guitar solo. Cool.

If you like this review, you can buy me a coffee.

A: We Might Get Richer
B: Whoever Thought
Last updated: 05/28/2022
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