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10 Punk Songs to Jumpstart Your Week (Curated by DS Editor The Torchbearer)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately?  We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands.  This week’s playlist is brought to you by DS editor The Torchbearer.

Discover some great new tunes, and find out what makes him tick by streaming The Torchbearer’s personal picks below.

DS Staff Picks – The Torchbearer’s Top 10 Albums of 2015

Well hello there.  I’m Jerry, and I’ve been writing stories for Dying Scene for the past couple years.  You may have also seen some of my album reviews pop up from time to time this year.  2015 has been an awesome year in music.  I discovered so many new bands that I’ve given up trying to keep count.  Old and new favorites put out new albums this year, and the shows I went to were incredible (FEST FEST FEST!)  Somehow I managed to take the 75 or so potential albums I’ve liked this year and narrow that down to my 10 favorites.  Take a gander below!

Album Review: Nervosas – “Nervosas”

Nervosas occupies a space between hardcore punk and post-punk.  It’s a space that is getting filled in with a lot of bands recently, and Nervosas seems to be leading that pack.  Their newest self-titled album is a perfect example of when a band spends years crafting and perfecting their sound, and then releases something that features all the best they have to offer.  This is their strongest and most cohesive release to date, and may be the perfect representation of this rising dark punk subgenre.

Things get off to a quick start with “Moral Panic.”  This one is a rager with urgent vocals, tight, fast drums, and guitar that switches effortlessly between power chords and riffs.  No other songs quite hit the speed and ferocity of this first one, but they come close, like on “Temporary Address,” and “Refinery.”  When they are not going full throttle, the band keeps things mid-tempo and lets the tone they create shine through.

The tone of the songs, and of the album as a whole, is just as important as the content of the songs themselves.  The guitar is somehow bright and dark at the same time.  Chorus and reverb effects give it a shimmer, but distortion and minor and diminished chords dull that shimmer enough to keep everything nice and dark.  It’s like a beefed up version of an 80’s post-punk bands’ sound.   The drums are tight throughout and the bass is dark and punchy as well.  All of this is behind spooky male lead vocals and backup female vocals that mix very well.

Nervosas also shakes things up in a few tracks to keep things from getting stale.  “The Well” is danceable with its syncopated guitar and bouncy drums.  The closing track “Quarantine” serves as a cool down from the madness the band has taken you through so far.  It’s a slower jam where the guitar is more spacey and the vocals are crooned.

Nervosas is actually the second self-titled album released by the band.  The first one was kind of a compilation of everything they’d done up until that point.  And while I love that record, it sometimes can come across as sounding like a collection of songs rather than a cohesive album.  This newest self-titled release doesn’t come across that way, flowing smoothly from beginning to end.  The only problem with that is it’s easy to get caught up in it, only to have it end much too soon.

5/5 Stars

Nervosas stream new self titled album

Ohio dark punk act Nervosas are streaming their upcoming self-titled album in its entirety and you can check it out here.

The new self-titled LP is due out on July 10 through Dirtnap Records.  Nervosas’ last release was a different self-titled album, which was released in June 2013 via Let’s Pretend Records.