• Bloody Gears "End Of The Line" 7"
If someone put this on and told me it was a long WIPERS demo, I'd have believed 'em. The singer is an absolute dead ringer for Greg Sage and the music has a similar dark, melodic energy. They play the style well, and the songs are well written and catchy. I just can't imagine wanting to sound like one particular band. MRR's review of their demo referenced other bands, namely the OBSERVERS, ARTICLES OF FAITH, and HÜSKER DÜ, so maybe there's something here I'm just not hearing. Don't get me wrong - this is one of the best records I've heard in months. It just sounds so much like the WIPERS. (AM) - MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL