Wearing the Wire
The progressively skewed rock delivered by Vox Palma is less Calif punk and more classic rock that's been dragged through the mud of early hardcore. I've seen these guys open for Totimoshi (stoner metal with a punk rock bent) and Dillinger Escape Plan (prog metalcore), and now I'm watching them stick out as the odd band out on a punk rock bill. They're hard to peg down, and this will no doubt be their blessing as well as their curse. At times I can hear Aerosmith in the melodies, only to be caught off guard by a guitar riff that smells like The Cars. Then there's the influence of the Pixies which rests inside of the throat-ripping vocals of AA Villain, and again this band becomes indefinable -- just the way I like it. --Ink19 Jen Cray--.