The Bronx’s new album IV blurs the line between later era punk and metal. Each track is filled with serious lyrics that reflect on the chaos that exists in the world today. The lyrics are simple and catchy, but they also tell a story much like the rest of their discography, where each of their albums is named in chronological order. Paired with catchy backdrops, each track is re-defined from the one before it, and is just the right length, ripe with fast paced chords and beats that make you feel like you are at a live punk show.
There are many bands in the punk, hardcore, and metal genres that make a killing by slaying audiences with 12-36 tracks that all sound exactly alike. However, I am happy to say that listening to IV is not at all like that. Their newest album is really an experience, a walk from track to track exploring their sound.
I highly recommend the following tracks: “Style Over Everything” and “Ribcage”.
Review by: Abbey Williams