Grizzly Knows No Remorse – ‘Fat Glasses And The Leather Mustache’ Review

Posted: by Tom

Grizzly Knows No Remorse was recommended to me by someone I trust immensely with music taste, fellow The Alternative contributor Sean Gonzalez. However, going by the name alone I had no idea what to expect. Honestly that’s the best way to enter into listening to this album. Leave all your expectations at the door. Based out of Russia, Grizzly Knows No Remorse are a four piece hardcore outfit out to set the world aflame. 

There’s very few bands especially in the hardcore scene that bring punk, hardcore, rock and roll, to a boil with a soulful and southern infused twinge. The band the normally comes to mind is Every Time I Die, however I’ll have to start thinking of this band and this album titled Fat Glasses And The Leather Mustache. Ignoring the seemingly childish and random album title, this has a ton going for it. 

Frontman Andrew Lockjaw easily steals the show with his transitions between soulful crooning to guttural screams his voice has such range it’s gold. However don’t think that it means the drumming or the guitars are overshadowed. To the contrary the guitar riffs are on point with songs like ‘Nice Guys Cum Twice’ and ‘Equalizing Mourning’ that will leave your head rocking away. The opening to the song ‘We Are The Party’ is just so groovy it’s almost dance music. They also throw in some blues for good measure with the song ‘Waiting To Be.’ This is as much a pure rock and roll album as it is hardcore.

If you ever plan on throwing a hardcore themed dance party you need to add Grizzly Knows No Remorse to you playlist. It’s hardcore, it’s blues, it’s rock and roll at it’s finest. I would say anyone looking for something off the beaten path of generic metalcore and hardcore needs to indulge in Fat Glasses And The Leather Mustache, but have a hospital on speed dial to reattach your head after it falls off your neck.

Score: 8/10

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