Bad Brains - Into The Future
- Jack Taylor
- 15 November 2012
The DC hardcore legends return with their hybrid brand of punk and reggae fusion
The DC hardcore legends return with their hybrid brand of punk and reggae fusion – a staple in the punk pioneers’ genetic makeup since the get-go of their colourful career. Despite numerous line-up changes throughout the years, the band have never strayed far from their youthful integrity and Rastafarian principles, all accompanied by London-born frontman H.R’s distinctive vocal drawl throughout.
With the classic line-up back in the mix, Bad Brains prove to be anything but a spent force. Despite lacking the raw tenacity of their earlier efforts, especially evident on their seminal ROIR-released self-titled cassette, the record is littered with interesting moments, especially the subtle dub instrumentation, which provides an interesting dynamic between the rugged guitar chops throughout the record.