Live By The Sword – L.B.T.S. b/w Soldiers
7” 2016 Rebellion Records
Live By The Sword is a new Dutch/ American band featuring singer Erick Barnes (Strong Arm And The Bullies) and Wouter Davids (Razorblade, Rebellion Records). This EP only contain two songs: ‘L.B.T.S.’ and ‘Soldiers’ and they sound good, fronted by the distinctive voice of Erick.
‘L.B.T.S.’ has a good rocking vibe and a punky opening riff while ‘Soldiers’ is a more mid tempo track with an 80s Oi! Vibe. If I have to categorize Live By The Sword musically, I would describe it as a great blend of 80s Oi! and 70s punk with a healthy dose of skinhead pub rock and roll. 8/10