Ink Bomb/No Breakfast Goodbye
Dental Records/Concrete Head Entertainment/Horn & Hoof Records
Keeping with the punk tradition of splitting a release between two artists, Nijmegen, NL bands Ink Bomb and No Breakfast Goodbye have united for Split. The six-track release features three songs from each band, and serves as a strong sample as to what Ink bomb and No Breakfast Goodbye are all about.
The album opens with a trio of songs from Ink Bomb. “Mutilation Boy” kicks things off into high gear with an onslaught of distorted power chords. The bass-driven and building verse, led by melodic vocals unobstructed by the instrumental denotes a sense of 2000’s post-rock before erupting in the chorus. This continues to develop through the blistering pace of “Dorothy Enters Technicolor” and the pop punk influenced “Turn It Around”. Ink Bomb stand as a unique band that is blending modern post-punk tones and songwriting with a refreshing sense of melody and energy.
The latter half of Split opens with the hazy guitar intro of No Breakfast Goodbye’s “No Dice” before exploding into a relentless pace driven by thrashing drums, raw vocals, and crunching guitars. “The Losers Club” takes a more mid-tempo and rhythmic approach with a strong pop punk tone – particularly in the chorus – to shift the pace from their energetic opener. No Breakfast Goodbye’s half of Split comes to a close with “Fisherman’s Friend”, a track that follows in style of “The Losers Club”.
All in all, Ink Bomb and No Breakfast Goodbye’s split release showcases modern punk rock from The Netherlands with two bands that are using the influence of post-rock and pop punk from the previous two decades to create new and exciting music. The sampler is bound to stir up interest and excitement for both bands largely due to No Breakfast Goodbye’s “No Dice” and Ink Bomb’s “Mutilation Boy”.
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No Breakfast Goodbye Links
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: INK BOMB/NO BREAKFAST GOODBYE – SPLIT