Knuckle Puck
The Weight That You Buried


2.5
average

Review

by AtlusP4G USER (9 Reviews)
July 28th, 2014 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: One out of four ain't bad...

Knuckle Puck is yet another pop-punk band looking to break into the modern pop-punk scene; like most of their Pure Noise contemporaries they’re not easy-core, they’re not melodic hardcore and they’re not the sugary pop-punk of 2005. While passing comparisons to Real Friends or I Call Fives may be made, Knuckle Puck sounds closer to Seaway without the underlying sense of humour or over the top Canadian-ness.

“No Good” is undoubtedly the highlight of the EP, it follows the formula for successful pop-punk almost perfectly; catchy, short, well structured, for a three minute song it ticks just about all the boxes it can, sadly the same cannot be said for the rest of the EP. Opening track “Everything Must Go” follows a similar pattern, as openers go it works relatively well but it lacks the catchiness of the closer. The middle tracks present the main issue “Your Back Porch” is a rehash of the opener, doing little to separate itself from the previous track, while “Stateside” sees the band trying to ‘expand’ their sound which is really just a 40 second instrumental intro leading into another generic pop-punk track.

The sad fact of “The Weight That You Buried” is that it would have worked just as well if not better as a two track EP. It doesn’t help that the band is incredibly derivative; the vocals are the same not quite screamed, not quite shouted and not quite sung style that’s been overused ever since “Under Soil & Dirt” was released. Similarly the band does little to separate themselves from their peers instrumentally; if you’ve heard “Everyone That Dragged You Here” then you’ve heard “The Weight That You Buried”. Knuckle Puck have the potential to do better, it’s just a shame they couldn’t be better already, with a record of one in four it might be an idea to change the band name to Fulton Reed.



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AtlusP4G
July 28th 2014


39 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

First attempt at writing a negative review, any pointers would be welcome.

deathschool
July 28th 2014


28464 Comments


Good review, man. Pos. As far as negative reviews go, this is done tastefully.

AtlusP4G
July 29th 2014


39 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thanks dude, I felt bad looking at the ratings chart, but this really is pretty bad.

betray
July 29th 2014


9392 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good review

AtlusP4G
July 29th 2014


39 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thanks!

TheSpirit
Emeritus
September 20th 2014


30304 Comments


Just saw these guys. They were pretty good.



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