Cancers - The Phosphorus Bombs
Artist: Phosphorus Bombs
Genre: Skate Punk
Review by Nicole Roberts
Short, fast, loud, and in your face is exactly what you get with The Phosphorus Bombs new album, Cancers. Containing 12 tracks and coming in at 22 minutes, the Sydney skate punk band have released an intense album with Cancers. It's all killer, no filler and definitely packs a punch.
From the beginning, the album is to the wall, with its high energy and wall of sound. Reminiscent of more old school punk, when the popular sound was angry, loud, aggressive and raw, the band would fit right in as a support at a Bad Religion gig. They've got the harsh, frantic sound any punk lover will love, and are happy showing off their catchy, loud punk ethos.
One of the factors really contributing to the fun DIY sense you get from the album is that it was self-produced by the band and recorded by guitarist Michael Sale. While the finishing touches were done by Bill Stevenson's Blasting Room with Jason Livermore, the album still clearly carries the touch of the band, which gives it an honest and authentic feel.
If you're a fan of punk rock or skate punk, these guys are definitely one to watch. With Cancers they've given us a really short, sharp and to the point look at who they are and what we can expect from them. While it isn't anything groundbreaking and new, it is refreshing to hear a sound so familiar and beloved like theirs is, and will certainly bring a feeling of nostalgia to any old school punk fan.
7 out of 10 stars.
Cancers is available now.