Album Reviews

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 18:59
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Canada’s Brutal Youth is back at it! They have been touring like crazy since the release of 2013’s “Stay Honest” and sound tighter than ever because of it. “Sanguine” comes with fourteen blistering hardcore punk tunes that are an absolute pleasure to spend time with.


Sounding like the bastard child of Kid Dynamite and Good Riddance that was then left behind to fend for itself, Brutal Youth are absolutely vicious as they tear into “I. Denial” with a beefy riff and pounding drums.


They keep at it with the ridiculously catchy “The King”, hardcore ragers like “Bargaining” or “Spencer Street” and punk rock stompers such as “Thick As Thieves”. Peppered throughout the album’s fourteen songs are plenty of singalong moments, set alongside lyrics that are framed around the five stages of grief. If you are like us and thought “Stay Honest” was already a very solid album, then you are guaranteed to enjoy the hell out of “Sanguine” because Brutal Youth really took things to the next level.


Track listing:

  1. I. Denial
  2. Chlorine
  3. The King
  4. II. Anger
  5. Rogue Thoughts
  6. Whiteway
  7. Hostile Work Environment
  8. Sandpit
  9. III. Bargaining
  10. Sanguine
  11. IV. Depression
  12. Thick As Thieves
  13. Todd Serious
  14. V. Acceptance
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.