Friday 27 January 2023

Vicious Cycle

Vicious Cycle were a four-piece hardcore punk band from Sudbury, Ontario that were around from 2005 to 2010. They released three EP's, one LP, and a single in that time. I'm aware I say this far too often, but Vicious Cycle are truly a criminally underrated band that put out one of the finest albums hardcore has to offer in the past 15 years. Their first few releases were pure OG hardcore, with an meshed influence of bands including Zero Boys and Poison Idea. By Pale Blue Dot, they were able to craft one of the most intensive and energetic records I've ever heard. It's one I find myself returning to time and time again, thanks to its raw, guttural intensity, unique production, and incredibly memorable songs. It's equal parts Minor Threat and Fugazi with a garage rock garnish. This was "forward-thinking" at its finest. That visceral aggression is maintained throughout, only taking occassional detours with some noisy, atmospheric interludes. Alexisonfire's George Pettit even makes an appearance on here. Highly, highly recommended, enjoy.

1. Germ
2. Dog On A Leash
3. Self Abuse
4. Assembly Line
5. Vicious Cycle
6. Brain Damaged
7. Aged And Confused

1. Annoy
2. Bent
3. Terminate
4. Boring Face
5. Negative Space
6. I'm Watching You

1. Hail The Bouncer
2. Neon Electric
3. Nothing Special
4. Stepping Back

1. I Hate Cops

1. No Escape
2. Blur
3. The Waiting
4. Black Dot
5. In Tranquility
6. Death
7. Vertigo
8. Gamma Ray
9. Heaven Or Hell
10. For Carl
11. Pale Blue Dot
12. Rebirth
13. Farewell

1. Numbers
2. Over The Edge (Wipers cover)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this. Saw this band play SW Ontario so many times back in the day.