Boston straight edge band Test of Time have released their first ever full length on Chris Wrenn‘s Bridge Nine Records. By Design features 11 tracks of the kind of high octane hardcore we’ve come to expect from the band.
From the press release:
Test of Time’s members are no strangers to the punk scene, from frontman and photographer Todd Pollock to guitarist/vocalist and record label proprietor Charles Chaussinand to bassist and ex-Energy/Daytrader road dog Robert Cheeseman (the band also features Beartrap’s Mike Assatly on guitars/vocals and Jeff Novak on drums).
After unleashing a prolific amount of material considering their formation two short years ago, …the band has crafted a proper full-length debut of speedy, howled youth crew hardcore à la Youth of Today, Bane and In My Eyes.
‘By Design’ is guided by the careful, detail-oriented approach of architectural planning (as hinted at by its visual motif), and uses that focus to deliver unexpected shifts in tempo dynamic, musically and lyrically sly references to hardcore’s past, and sincere decrees pertaining to vegetarianism, The Straight Edge, perseverance, and one’s own personal growth and change.
By Design is available now at Bandcamp.com and through the B9 Store. Listen to the full record below: