THE GASHERS – Law is not Order (2012)
Label: Squidhat Records
By Mindy McCall edited by Michael Rand
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
Deep from the depths of the Las Vegas arises the 3 headed beast known as The Gashers who just released their debut album appropriately entitled “Law is not Ordert” in 2012.
I always listen to the opening track extremely carefully. It’s the opening track the band or artists has selected to hit your ears first and foremost. The opening track “Stuffed” sets the stage rather well for this CD. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what lied ahead. All in all the whole CD is brilliantly delivered with a powerful Punk Rock, guitar driven texture with songs that hit hard and has serious melodic staying power. Music will remind you of
Tim Armstrong, NOFX, Operation Ivy and Anti Flag. To be honest I can’t say enough about this bands overall signature sound. Their bio describes it best: The Gashers are a visceral, angry, honest, ball of knives. They are the spit in the eye of conventional music and a powerful beer-breath of fresh air in a stale world of processed, auto-tuned, pre-packaged bullshit. They defy category and redefine DIY, all while holding true to their old school roots.” To me The Gashers represent a fresh new voice in modern punk and present a strong message that’s aggressive, angry, indy music should not be gender based.’ Well Played via 2 singe rline-up (Jason and Sandy). “Law is no Order” manages to capture lighting in a bottle and is very loud, in your face sound and reckless. Each piece is real, not so overly- corporate sounding and very defiant in nature. The Gashers have a sound that favors the late 90’s Alternative Rock movement but with a modern new punk rock feel. They will also remind me of a variety of bands from the 80’s in the hey day of the Punk Rock movement like The Ramones, Black Flag and The Suicidal Tendencies. But they have a new sound and the spirit remains the same. I’ve never heard a new band sound so fresh. In other words Rock n Roll and Punk needs more bands like The Gashers immediately.
The songs that stuck with me the most were Panic, Justice, and Tool.
“Panic” Video – http://vimeo.com/45517994
Buy Songs/CD – http://squidhat.bigcartel.com/artist/the-gashers
Connect with The Gashers – http://www.facebook.com/TheGashers
If there was one word I would use to describe The Gashers it would be riot. “Law is not Order” will simply make you want to start a riot or go out and start a revolution of your own. In close The Gahsers deliver the goods – in so many different and unique ways and proves Punk Rock can pack a powerful punch.