A few people have asked me about this band, so I figured I would give my two cents on them. My take is essentially this: I don’t want to sound like an oldz, but what’s the big deal?? Am I missing something, or is this just a bunch of little kids trying to play what they think is “power violence”??
Let me back up: I can’t front, when it comes to power violence I am a huge fucking snob. I’m not proud of that, but it’s the truth. Check out my Metal Inquisition post on the genre from a couple years ago for more details, but IMO what ruined the PV scene was all the pussy, PC punk rockers who discovered it around 1997-98. I’m not trying to hate on the Weekend Nachos kids in particular, because they might be cool (although it is much more likely that they are super uptight, Jr No Fun Club buttholes), but it pretty much just sounds like every other band from 15 years ago who got a Charles Bronson record and thought it would be awesome to start a “power violence” band– they’re even from Dekalb, just like Bronson.
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL POWER VIOLENCE
Maybe I’m wrong about all that, IDK, but I do know that most of their fans are super annoying, hipster hardcore types who probably also like Trash Talk. Either way, they just sound like a shitty version of Nails to me (only minus Todd Jones, who is not only a legit weirdo but possibly the best hardcore songwriter of my generation). To me power violence is as much about being a scummy fuckup as it is the way your band sounds, and from looking at these kids it seems more likely that they’d be on the debate team than in rehab for a meth habit. Weaksauce.
LOL @ the singer’s shirt– you’re trying too hard, brah! Just like when the singer for Trash Talk wears Bold shirts, it’s lulzy because the only people who like terrible bands like Floorpunch and Bold are either clueless old dudes or clueless little kids who think that any old band is good (protip: Floorpunch were fucking awful)
Am I wrong? Are these kids secretly alcoholic felons who love Excruciating Terror and Emetic, or just the latest incarnation of newjack posers who think it’s cool to play fast, shitty hardcore? I am going with #2, but you tell me– what do you think?? Sorry to be so negative, but like a zillion people have asked me about this band so I just wanted to reply.