Stick To Your Guns released their new album, Disobedience, on February 10, 2015. I went into this album review with less than high expectations, and was pretty much right. The Orange County hardcore punk boys did not fail to disappoint.
They released Disobedient via Sumerian Records, and with some pretty hefty punk names being featured on the tracks as well. However, I found more than a bit of originality lacking in this new music. Call me crazy, but I do not think it’s a good sign to rip off a band or two who had originally looked to your band for inspiration. There are parts of this album that sound like a bad Beartooth song.
I’m no STYG expert, and hadn’t listened to them a ton before this album, but I definitely don’t recall this many attempted breakdowns before. I was fairly let down at certain point where I recall the overly cliché “OH!” –breakdown- happen. This isn’t Of Mice And Men. And quite honestly, they would have at least written a better breakdown.
The typically political lyrics, which seem to have become more and more of a trend in their circle was the icing on the undercooked cake for me. If this album gave me anything, it was a few good laughs and excitement to turn any other band back on. I felt like I was listening to a crappy local band who’s parents dropped a couple grand on recording an album, only to prove to me that no matter how hard you try you still can’t polish a turd.
A mere 4/10 for STYG on this album. Sorry boys, get back in there and try again.