VOID SECTION: Broken Harmonies CD fast, honest Belgian melodic punk rock + Sweet cover ‘Fox on the run’
For the fans of Bad Religion! Section are already rocking for 15 years. These guys are one of the oldest melodic punk rock bands from Belgium. Void Section has played with NOFX, Bad Religion, No Fun At All, Good Riddance, Ten Foot Pole and after several label changes (Tune Records, I Scream Records,) this nice album full of fast, honest Belgian melodic punk rock.
A collection of nine fast singalong punk rock songs with that distinctive Void Section sound, combining influences from the so called classic Californian punk sound and more classic orientated punk. A raw yet clear production gives the songs the punch they deserve.
1 Broken Harmonies
2 Radio Rockstar
3 Tricky Manners
4 Glorious Days
5 Punkcitys Burning
6 Nightmare Number 1
7 Slave Of Attraction
8 Somebodys Else Boyfriend
9 Fox On The Run [the well done Sweet cover ‘Fox on the run’]
A collection of nine fast sing-along punk rock songs with that distinctive Void Section sound, combining influences from the so called classic Californian punk sound and more classic orientated punk. A raw yet clear production gives the songs the punch they deserve!
Void Section may very well be the pioneers of Belgian melodic punk rock, as they have been around already for 15 years. A couple of releases and having played with a couple of big punk bands (No FX, Bad Religion) has given them on the one hand the necessary routine you would expect from such experienced musicians, but then on the other hand, they don’t seem to know what to do exactly with their actually really cool ideas. Production-wise the album is lacking spirit and energy, while the vocalist’s English is just sub-standard. Were this a debut album, I would put a lot of hope into this band, but the way it is, it needs to be wondered if they shouldn’t have worked a bit harder on their promising material to make this a truly great mini-album instead of a just entertaining good one. Best example for good intention but bad execution is their cover version of Sweet’s Fox On The Run. While I think it’s nice of punk bands to show that their influences go further back in time than just the Sex Pistols, a more dynamic take on the song would have given it more shine. Let’s hope the next time these guys enter a studio, they will work harder on the details to put them on top of the Belgian punk scene, where they should belong after such a long time.