From: Detroit, United States
Detroit's Protomartyr fly the flag for rumbling, growling post punk with the emphasis on the post. Their second album, Under Color of Official Right, is a taut, austere, angry and judgmental record. Lead growler Joe Casey vents his spleen on lonely alcoholics on album opener Maidenhead, dead beat dads on album highlight Scum, Rise! and everything from adults dressed as children and religious fascists to rank amateur professionals and do nothing know it alls on Tarpeian Rock. The latter track is like Big Hard Excellent Fish's Imperfect List reinterpreted by an angry Mark E Smith. You can't accuse Joe of hiding how he feels he wear his heart and his bile on his sleeve.
Under Color of Official Right is possibly the best post punk album since Magazine's Real Life which is about the highest praise you're gonna see from this little devil.
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