The Neon Hookers "Calling All Creeps!" CDPosted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 @ 9:12am » permalink
Okay, so… The Neon Hookers is not a good band name, we know that much. And the style of the cover art on this thing combined with a band name like The Neon Hookers, well… it doesn't exactly get the ol' hopes up, does it? The thing is, despite the fact that there's something about the look of this record that could probably pass for some sort of techno DJ's booty-bass CD, the contents are anything but… and these cats are actually pretty fuckin' good! "Calling All Creeps!" is the Massachusetts outfit's relatively succinct debut EP on Cabal Records, which drops seven tracks of moderately paced metallic hardcore that's damn well written and contains just the right amount of dissonant melody and a few sparse, subtle little rocked out flirtations. They're certainly not rewriting the book on heavy, pissed off hardcore, but they know what they're doing and they certainly do it well – complete with a damn solid recording to boot. Trust me, I can remember when this band initially contacted me that my first non-musical impression was that this wasn't gonna be my thing at all, but these dudes definitely deliver, so it's sure to take a number of you by surprise. Good stuff.
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