Making a name for yourself as a punk band these days is getting harder and harder. On the one hand, you’ve got to differentiate yourself enough to stand out against the masses and on the other, if you stray too far from the tried and true “punk” sound the elitists won’t waste a minute to burn you. Fortunately for Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge, this five piece group from Texas has managed to develop a distinct sound without losing their punk rock edge. Imagine the vocals of Milo from Descendants backed by technical, metal influenced instrumentals a la Strung Out. Go give their song “Kang Or Kodos” a listen on their MySpace page to see what I’m talking about. Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge already have one solid full-length release (“The Power To Consume Ourselves”) under their belts and they’ve recently released a split 7″ (“WYLD STALLYNS”). If we’re lucky we’ll continue to see new music from these guys for years to come.
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