With their debut album and an excellent live reputation in place, Navajo Code hit the streets running. The band boasts three members of disbanded Brighton post-hardcore outfit Scuttle with vocalist Matt Lewendon and guitarist Ben Hayes. The result is an incendiary mix of styles from across the punk and hardcore scene.
One particular stand-out track is Phil Mann Vs. The Pavement, which takes a step back from straight-ahead punk attack with some more soft and intricate guitar work. This is coupled with the screamed vocals that can be head across the album. Mixtures of soft and harsh almost never work but hear something really clicks.
Albatross Angles is another track where the band’s talents really shine. The way the guitars work with and against each other sounds brilliant and reminds me somewhat of fellow Firefly residents Kids Near Water.
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Release date: 5th September 2005