CD Review: The Bronx – The Bronx (III)


There’s something that I’ve always liked about this band; the weird thing is that I never really understood exactly what it was that I truly admired until I gave their new album, their third self-titled full length, a couple of spins. With III, the Bronx has released an unbridled statement of hardcore ‘n’ roll bliss that proclaims their domination of their game.

This is an an album that bristles with a kind of haughty swagger that is rarely seen contrasted so beautifully with a riotous, jagged backdrop of hardcore punk dissonance. At any one time, you’d be hard pressed to decisively call the sound either “hardcore punk” or “rock ‘n’ roll”, and I think that’s where the beauty of the execution of this album lies. Moving from Kyuss-reminiscent whisky and weed soaked grooves to anthemic Snapcase-esque rhythms with ease, The Bronx have created a seemless album of the most enjoyable and likable good ole’ fashioned hard rock that I’ve heard in a long time.

On The Bronx’s third full length release, they deliver an exceptional collection of songs that will bring a confident smile to your face no matter your mood. III embodies the true rebellious spirit that has been accrued over years of hard earned experience in the the punk rock underground; it oozes with songs that are massive, groovy, catchy, and heavy as a steamroller. After an excellent sophomore release, The Bronx have once again raised the bar that only they set for themselves. Cheers to them for writing a record that defies the genres to create something that everyone can enjoy – something that rocks!

I’ll be waiting to see if big things are finally in store for these guys! Visit them online at their website or their myspace homepage.

If you’re living in the U.S., it’s a good time to catch The Bronx on tour to see them supporting this album:

The dates are:

11.18.08 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox Laundrolounge w/ Every Time I Die
11.19.08 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club w/ Every Time I Die
11.20.08 – Towson, MD – Recher Theater w/ Every Time I Die
11.21.08 – South Hackensack, NJ – School Of Rock w/ Every Time I Die
11.22.08 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey w/ Every Time I Die
11.23.08 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon w/ Every Time I Die
12.05.08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
12.10.08 – Perth, Australia – Amplifier Bar
12.11.08 – Sydney, Australia – Manning Bar
12.12.08 – Melbourne, Australia – Corner Hotel
12.13.08 – Melbourne, Australia – Meredith Festival
12.14.08 – Brisbane, Australia – The Arena
12.16.08 – Auckland, New Zealand – Kings Arms

2 Responses to “CD Review: The Bronx – The Bronx (III)

  1. […] for The Bronx’s “Past Lives” (via Switchblade Comb) from their newest album, read our review of the release, and then try tellin us you have something better to do than come out to the dance with The Bronx […]

  2. […] passed through the Twin Cities with Trash Talk for a Triple Rock gig to support their new album The Bronx (III), so it’s presumable htat we won’t be able to see them here in Minnesota for a while. […]

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