Sunday, October 03, 2021
Oi!l Change - Voices of the Past E.P.
Oi!L Change has me fondly recalling the '90s heyday of street punk. On its debut release Voices of the Past E.P., the Grand Rapids, Michigan based trio blasts out four tracks of tough and powerful punk rock with strong melodies and anthemic sing-along choruses. This is a timeless sound done right, with songs that'll have you hoisting a beer with one hand and pumping your fist with the other. I like that the vocals are aggressive without being cartoonish, and there is tremendous substance to the lyrics. If you dig The Business, Blitz, and Sham 69 along with the subsequent generations of bands they inspired, you'll want to check out this E.P. for sure. What a debut!