Pedigree
New Freak


4.5
superb


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A millionaire at a dollar menu.

Let me tell you about this little blast of energy. It comes from a musical bunch settled in Belgium and its style can be summed up as a vicious slap of rock’n’roll everything bagel. The little fucker keeps on delivering some tasty heaviness in a mostly lo-fi production, but exchanges its influences seamlessly, from straightforward punk, post-punk, to psychedelic riffing, while managing not to sound disjointed and inconsistent. It’s the band’s debut, but they’ve already found a bloody damn great direction to delve into: quick, witty and riff-rich hard-hitting bangers one after another. But that formula has the unfortunate potential of wearing itself thin sooner or later, even though the album is rather short, some frail listeners might be turned off by the relentlessness of the fun-loving Pedigree and deem the album (wrongly, might I say) as samey or even repetitive. Even I admit that my head was slightly spinning from the lead-guitar’s constant wavy melodies. And I also do wish that the frontman explored more shouting or voice-cracking delivery styles to give the music some more emotional baggage. However, whether you come to the conclusion that this is indeed samey depends entirely on how much you appreciate records, whose sole purpose is to deliver ffffffffuuuuunnnnn tunes for your repeated entertainment. I’m trying to say that this 10-song-splash of punky joy is not exactly the philosophical or lyrical milestone. It is merely almost a half hour long blood-pumping, boot-thumping, adrenaline-rushing, riff-juicing, drum-clattering, influences-seamlessly-incorporating, show-stopping, bright-future-having, grand-potential-carrying hodgepodge of punk nectar.
It’s like the vast variety of punk’n’rock dollar menus, but you can actually afford anything, so you take a bite out of every option.



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Papa Universe
March 12th 2019


20033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nice soundoff, bla bla bla

listen here you little shit: https://pedigreepunk.bandcamp.com/album/new-freak

Digging: Pedigree - New Freak

bgillesp
March 12th 2019


6706 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Alright, sure

Papa Universe
March 12th 2019


20033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

OK fine

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
March 12th 2019


14974 Comments


If the album is half the punk of this review I will dig it. Pos freak I guess?

Digging: Elizabeth Colour Wheel - Nocebo

Papa Universe
March 12th 2019


20033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

or POSigree

suppatime
March 12th 2019


1386 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck yeah this album is dope as hell. nice mix of all different shit.

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

Papa Universe
March 12th 2019


20033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it really is ass-kicking

AsleepInTheBack
March 13th 2019


5930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Gud review



Sounds like my kind of jam

Papa Universe
March 13th 2019


20033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Strawberry?

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
March 13th 2019


8849 Comments


Nice soundoff haha I'm original please like and subscribe if you'd like more content like this

But it's a nice write-up, seems the post-punk maestro is spreading the good word once more!

Digging: Ni - Pantophobie

Papa Universe
March 13th 2019


20033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it's more garage surf punk, really

AsleepInTheBack
March 17th 2019


5930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this was indeed my peanut butter, and it was indeed my jelly, but not quite my jam. gud tho.

Papa Universe
March 17th 2019


20033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'll take that.

bgillesp
March 17th 2019


6706 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

time for this

bgillesp
March 17th 2019


6706 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hoo my, those drums are out front of the beat

bgillesp
March 17th 2019


6706 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yep, this is fun, but not quite wildly so. Chain Cult was more infectious imo

Papa Universe
March 17th 2019


20033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'll take that too.



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