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its always great to come across new bands that take something FAMILIAR and create something UNIQUE. the BRITISH HARDCORE band HIGH POWER out of LEEDS combine the STACCATO blink-and-you-missed-it RHYTHMIC SHIFTS a la FUGAZI or BAD BRAINS with IDIOSYNCRATIC GUITAR TEXTURES akin to TOM MORELLO or WES BORLAND while incorporating EXPANSIVE CHORUSES that are entirely EVOCATIVE of CHINO MORENO and the DEFTONES. all these DRASTIC SONIC JUXTAPOSITIONS and cultural references make for a hybrid blend that comes off FRESH and EXCITING. i also cant say enough about the EMOTIONAL and TECHNICAL DYNAMISM of vocalist JIMMY "J-TOWN" WIZARD. he is definitely going to be someone to look out for in the future.
HIGH POWER are absolutely worth checking out.