Album Reviews

Machine Response
Career Suicide - Machine Response
8.0
 on
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:25
submitted by
Thomas

Toronto’s Suicide Career are back with a vengeance. Featuring current and former members of Fucked Up, Chokehold, the Sadies and Attack In Black, the band delivers a striking blow with “Machine Response”, their first new album in ten years.

Our site's own Nate Hennon recently said that 80ies hardcore is not a style, it is a period in time. Guess someone forgot to tell these guys, because the 11 tracks that make up “Machine Response” are a straight-up blast from the past. Career Suicide rage through short blasts of fast hardcore punk with dissonant riffs, pummeling drums and Martin Farkas’ snarly shouts.

Sometimes surprisingly melodic (“Blank Expression”), sometimes plain surprising (that piano thingy that leads into “Taking You With me”), but always charging forward with reckless abandon and the foot on the gas. That’s “Machine Response”.

 

Track listing:

  1. Cut and Run
  2. Break Away
  3. Borrowed Time
  4. Tighten the Screws
  5. Total Neglect
  6. Blank Expression
  7. Distractions
  8. No Walls, No Curtains
  9. Suffocate
  10. Taking You with Me
  11. Point of No Return