Israel Joseph I (ex-BAD BRAINS), Nick Townsend (DEADBEAT, KNIFE FIGHT), Todd Jones (NAILS, ex-TERROR), and Todd Youth (BLOODCLOT, ex-WARZONE, DANZIG, MURPHY’S LAW) have premiered a full stream of their debut record as FIREBURN! Titled Don’t Stop The Youth, the thrashy hardcore, reggae tinged effort can be heard below! Check it out and catch them at the following stops:
08/18 Silver Lake, CA – Vacation Vinyl
08/25 Fullerton, CA – Programme Skate & Sound
08/26 Los Angeles, CA – All Star Lanes
The 12″EP displays 5 songs of punk influenced hardcore recorded at NGR Studio in North Hollywood. This record features cover art by artist Tim Lehi and additional design by Jon Contino.
250 – Metallic Gold (CCA Exclusive)
250 – Blue with Black Smoke (Band exclusive)
500 – Red with Black Smoke
500 – Green with Black Smoke
PunkNews mag’s review:
Don’t Stop The Youth consists of 4 songs; the first three being of the hardcore punk variety, and the last song “Jah Jah Children” has a much more relaxed reggae sound to it. That combination may sound odd to those not familiar with Bad Brains, but it works perfectly here. The record begins with a fast and hard punk influenced hardcore song that would make the guys in Motorhead proud. The other three songs keep the same quick pace with a bit of melody thrown in for good measure.
Super groups like Fireburn have the benefit of having a built in audience, but on the other hand, they are strangled with the expectation of their music to live up to the legacy of their past musical endeavours. It is safe to say that for 90% of side projects and super groups their music is compared to the members’ previous bands, most of the time it doesn’t measure up. With Fireburn it comes close, perhaps not to the same degree as all of their previous bands, but Don’t Stop The Youth is a great debut effort.
Fireburn have done a great job of putting together an E.P. that seamlessly blends all of the influences of their previous bands including metal, hardcore, punk, rock and roll, and reggae. The biggest draw back is that there are only four songs. If you like fast and aggressive music of any kind this record will catch your attention.