By Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks
Canadian raw punksters The Rekkening from Montreal are back with a new EP filled with in-your-face, no-punches-pulled kind of punk rock with attitude.
The Rekkening’s “Payback’s a Bitch” is an EP filled with raw underground punk rock which still manages to be rather catchy among all the attitude and mayhem. There are some hints of metal as well, for example when it comes to the guitar on the track “Fuck Off”. The Rekkening plays in-your-face, no-punches-pulled kind of punk rock with attitude. The EP’s three songs, “Payback’s a Bitch”, “Broken Mind” and “Fuck Off”, are all angry songs. On the surface, these are simple and primitive songs, but the lyrics add a dimension of complexity and the musical metal-infusions make this interesting and a bit different. The Rekkening is led from the front by fierce lead singer Trasee Lynn, who is also the brain behind the emotional and street-tough lyrics. Her style and the song structures at times make this into a weird kind of spoken-word performance with a punk soundtrack added to it. I dig it.