Local Reviews: Sarge

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Eight O’ One
Street: 01.15
Sarge = Black Flag + Subhumans
This is not great.  It’s not awful either, it’s just very generic hardcore punk, tinged with a bit of metal.  It’s very loud and angry, but a few songs into it I still found myself yawning.  There’s nothing here that branches out much from the hardcore formula, which would be fine if they did the formula really well, but they kinda don’t.  The lyrics are mediocre and there’s not a single surprise musically.  If you’re just itching for this kind of music, you’d do better to just stick with the classics, since this sounds exactly like them anyway.