|(We Put Out Records)
What do you get when you cross seminal New York punk, hardcore
and metal acts H2O, Sick Of It All, Helmet and
Biohazard? The energetic grooves of the Step Kings.
Following on from their debut album "Let's Get It On!" the
band return with ten tracks of rollicking bass-driven fury that
belie the fact they are just a 3-piece. Like their NYC cohorts,
Step Kings produce hard rocking tunes with socially motivated
lyrics that demand you heed the messages, bang your head and sing
With an excellent ability to match tuneful melody with downright
aggressive riffs and punchy drums, the band's dual vocalists Bob
McLynn and Fern ride the line between harmony and yelling,
highlighted by the tracks "The Dove" and "Goodbye".
"Helicopters" is a song about life in NYC post September 11,
while "California" and "Younglife Crisis" are songs
designed for bouncing to in the moshpit.
The album’s title track may well become the band's signature tune
and an anthem for the downtrodden with the repetitive
fists-in-the-air catchcry "Fuck you to the rich this song is for
And just when you’ve sweated a gallon and are ready for the next
dance, the set closes with a surprising acoustic tune, the
reflective and mournful "12-23-01". Step to this!
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