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Pezz - The Wicked Leading the Blind [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

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Pezz: The Wicked Leading the Blind [7-inch]The Wicked Leading the Blind [7-inch] (2010)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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You'd think this new 7" from long-running Tennessee punks Pezz is their first release in a long time, but they actually issued the When Giants Walked the Earth split full-length in 2008 with While I Breathe I Hope. It's only three songs, but the band pack a ton of range into the trio and provide a w.
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You'd think this new 7" from long-running Tennessee punks Pezz is their first release in a long time, but they actually issued the When Giants Walked the Earth split full-length in 2008 with While I Breathe I Hope. It's only three songs, but the band pack a ton of range into the trio and provide a welcome release in the process.

Pezz continue to play hard-charging, Jawbreaker-tinged punk rock with this three-song EP (plenty of Schwarzenbach-ian vocals invade the opening title track), only with more present-day production flourishes. But the band throw in a few different tricks: the aforementioned "The Wicked Leading the Blind" has a rugged aggression about it, while "The Weight" even adopts more of a sharper melodic hardcore fire, with Naked Raygun speeds and Leatherface's glass-gargled shouts. The band gives a spirited bounce to their closing Leatherface cover of "Watching You to Sleep" that actually reminds me of the riffy rigor of later Dag Nasty with Samiam's emotion.

This is short and ends a little curtly, but is an overall enjoyable "return" for the vets that spins like a playlist of great '80s and '90s punk.

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ceymooney (April 4, 2011)

we have an unrecorded and an unreleased album, so it should be some time in the next year we'll having something else out. actually, we're gonna record some more vocals this thursday. thanks for the interest, you guys.

danalive (April 4, 2011)

you can pick up a copy of this here: http://www.fatsandwichrecords.com

there are a few copies on color vinyl left.

rockisforrichpeople (February 12, 2011)

I was almost hoping this was some unreleased material from early Billy Talent.

adamvms (February 11, 2011)

When Giants Walked the Earth was good and I am really excited about this 7"

These guys were one of the highlights from Fest 8.

Seriously great band

Cos (February 11, 2011)

Fuck, I reallly loved this band.

notfeelingcreative (February 11, 2011)

I'd love to see a new full-length from pezz "warmth and sincerity" was good and "one last look" was amazing.

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