Hailing from San Francisco, Firearm unleashes four blasts of intense, assertive slab of quick-paced hardcore taking many cues from Iowa heroes Modern Life Is War.
Melodic without losing aggression, the EP goes from blasts of throttle down fury to a stomping near car crash of a breakdown and back to pedal-to-the-medal speed.
Drawing inspiration of famed SF Giant’s relief pitcher Dave Dravecky’s battles with cancer and a shattered arm while fighting to help take the Giant’s the 1989 World Series—its reflected in deeply personal lyrics dealing with feelings of alienation, personal struggle and a search for the strength to continue onward.
Hopefully the struggle ends better for the boys in Firearm than the 1989 Giants, who got smoked by my beloved Oakland Athletics.
That aside—its good to see these dudes finally release more than the single track that’s been on their Bandcamp page forever. They are a top-notch live band and these four tracks are a great representation of the energy and fury they bring.
The Dravecky EP is available for download via Firearm's Bandcamp page. If you're in the Southern California area, the band will be performing at Programme Skate & Sound tonight (Aug. 10) along with Fury, Diztort, Dead Heat, Omega Point, and Control.