Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

Recalling Commitment: Only Crime

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Only Crime’s lineup alone begs for attention; it includes Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Bill Stevenson (The Descendents/All/Black Flag), Aaron Dalbec (Bane/Converge), Zach Blair (Hagfish/Gwar) and Doni Blair (Hagfish). The music is somewhat expected from this mash of musician, it’s grinding at times, occasionally it sounds brash and hasty, but even at its most consumable (”Take Me”) it is strong modern punk. The group’s sound can largely be compared to that of Rankin’s Good Riddance in that it combines elements of hardcore into a stricter, lighter sound – all without the abundance of overwhelming screams of unnecessary noise drifts the genre is too often limited to.

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