Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Hard Charger - 2016 - Bad Omens (LP)

Hard Charger is a three piece hardcore punk band from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Bad Omens is their debut LP. Hard Charger play a no holds barred brand of crusty hardcore punk with some d-beat influences. This is an incredibly consistent record, Hard Charger have found their tone and sound and don't stray from it for almost a half hour blasting through these 12 songs.

They have stripped out all non-essential matter while remaining compelling. The guitar is distorted and fuzzed out to the max and the singer puts his drill sergeant to great use while the rest of the band shouts behind him. Highlights include Brain Suck, Fed Up Nihilist Blues, and Slice By Slice. If you're looking for some crusty hardcore punk to rock your brain into submission Hard Charger's Bad Omens will serve well.