SCALPHUNTER A Lie They Call The Truth gets 7/10

Scalphunter
A Lie They Call The Truth
Independent

7/10

There is something abruptly tenacious and defiant about Scalphunter’s latest track A Lie They Call The Truth. Certainly feeling like a live staple, the opening guitar riff swings by like some cocaine-addled meth-head. Seeing this live, the inevitable head banging will probably make you consider taking physiotherapy (maybe a health warning should be advised on this track). But that’s what a punk track does; it’s supposed to make your limbs fling about unnaturally like a studio extra in Poltergeist.

So let’s go through the great list of what makes a punk track great – a desire to burn down the establishment, this track does that; Olympiad levels of physicality from the drummer, yes (wonder how many drumsticks caught fire due to friction at sublime speeds); and of course screaming, a healthy dosage of that. Tick.

A Lie They Call The Truth is a great punk track and inevitably suggests what great act Scalphunter are to see live. It just shows that their energy and enthusiasm doesn’t decline once they hit the studio.

JOSEPH WILSON

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