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Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux: Secret Power [7 inch]Secret Power [7 inch] (2008)
No Way

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No Way Records specializes in `80s hardcore, and Acid Reflux's Secret Power 7" is one of their latest examples. Acid Reflux are somewhere in between Big Boys and the Freeze and use their four to five songs to go on tirades against cops who shut down shows, white crimes and, well, zombies. They ha.
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No Way Records specializes in `80s hardcore, and Acid Reflux's Secret Power 7" is one of their latest examples.

Acid Reflux are somewhere in between Big Boys and the Freeze and use their four to five songs to go on tirades against cops who shut down shows, white crimes and, well, zombies. They have a bear of a vocalist, who snarls with a throaty but very understandable delivery. That makes couplets like "Who am I? / What am I?" ("Half Spic") less of a self-reflective journey and more like a reminder of that talking dolls skit on YouTube. Then there's "On the Bus," which gets pissed about the "zombie horde...they're all hungry for my guts / ... / I wish I had my fucking gun." George Romero's moshin.

The last song is untitled and instrumental, giving us a reprieve with brief Bad Brains-styled dub.

It's a good thing Acid Reflux do `80s hardcore well and catchy enough to make up for some pretty groanworthy word content. In the least, they're at a nice level of playful observation and it'd be pleasant to see them capitalize better on that.

On the Bus

 

 
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GlassPipeMurder (April 2, 2008)

i fucking hate acid reflux! the medical affliction, not the band. no...never heard them.

douglas_is_rad (April 2, 2008)

Their guitarist was going to sell me a Guns Up! test press but then he left college. On a more related note this is a pretty rad release. There are way too many super-serious hardcore bands out there.

SloaneDaley (April 1, 2008)

Acid Reflux is pretty great, great live too. The thing with 80's hardcore revival is most of the stuff that gets put out by respectable labels like No Way is actually very good compared to the actual amount of what it is out there trying to emulate 80's forefathers.

TheOneTrueBill (April 1, 2008)

Feeeding be quiet. Acid Reflux is one of the best bands doing this right now. I can listen to this, their first 7", and that live set posted online all day long and not get sick of it.

skankin_in_the_pit (April 1, 2008)

I'm totally opposite. I guess I'm not too original or creative so I could listen to all these awesome 80s revival bands all day long.

I've seen a couple reviews from people that are upset about a couple minutes of dub at the end. Yes they probably could've snuck in a couple ripping tracks in that time, but they really aren't depriving you of much.

feeeding5000 (April 1, 2008)

I am getting increasingly tired of the early '80s hardcore punk revival. Yes, some bands do it well, but we don't need this many. It's not necessary.

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