Black Army Jacket where a band from New York that played a mixture of power violence and grindcore and this is a review of their 1999 album "222" which will be re-issued on February 22nd by Magic Bullet Records.
A very fast and heavy crust punk sound starts off the album along with some aggressive screams and d beats before adding in growling vocals and grindcore screams and the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats while t he mid tempo sections are very heavily influenced by hardcore.
A great portion of the tracks are very short in length while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a great amount of power violence elements and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and a small amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing and some songs also bring in spoken word samples and traditional punk style vocals and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length and all of the songs stick to a heavy musical direction without ever using any guitar solos or leads.
Black Army Jacket played a musical style that took an aggressive form of grindcore and mixed it with crust and power violence to create a very heavy recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion Black Army Jacket where a very great sounding mixture of grindcore and power violence and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lightswitch" "Of Competing Importance" "I Object" and "olive branch". 8 out of 10.