After missing Weakonstruction at Rock de Stéier, I felt like I had to make it up to the guys so I bought their CD, for only 2 bucks, and decided to give it a go. So here you are: it’s time for an 18 Minute Revolution.
First things first: the guys play traditional punk, with no compromises. While it’s not the most technical genre there is, the music certainly manages to capture your attention with the simple but effective melodies. The instruments are well played and well produced, but there is no real highlight, like solos, which aren’t necessary but it could have spiced things up a little.
The clean vocals are generally quite enjoyable but the shouts could sometimes be a bit more powerful, the will is there anyhow. I should note that backing vocals are provided by Eric Rosenfeld of Versus You on a couple of the seven tracks. There is one song that particularly stands out to me though, the fourth one: Dicke Bertha, which is an ode to a, I hope, fictional groupie of the voluptuous kind with quite funny lyrics.
That pretty much sums it up, I’m sorry for not being able to provide you with more insight but I have to admit that punk isn’t exactly the genre I feel completely at home, so I’d recommend that you simply give these guys a listen and see if you like it. If not, go check out one of their shows, as I’m pretty sure that the live experience beats the CD experience. I’ll leave you with three things: first of all, Weakonstruction are releasing their new album Reinventing Ourselves this year, secondly you can check out their Facebook page to keep up with the band and last but not least, go check out their pretty amazing video below!