Local Reviews: Riots of Eighty

Local Music Reviews

Riots of Eighty
The Ivory Road
Street: 04.07
Riots of Eighty = Underoath + The Used + Blinded Black

Christian Hardcore is probably the lamest genre of music that has ever been invented. I mean come on, screaming about faith and god and being all angry about it? Seriously? Well now we have a new sub genre of Christian hardcore: Mormon hardcore. Riots of Eighty are the most hardcore Mormons of all time and that is saying a lot. Now I will give Riots of Eighty some credit: their chops are tight and their song structures are solid. But there is absolutely not one original thing going on here. It’s the same sing-song, scream, double bass, heavy thrash, whiney formula that goes along with the majority of all screamo / Christian hardcore bands. It’s too bad these kids have serious skills but they’re sheep.