REVIEW: Steel Justice – Neonlight Blues

Steel Justice – Neonlight Blues
CD 2017 Bearded Punk Records

Steel Justice is a Belgian punkrock/hardcore band formed in 2015 out of members of ‘Rabid Wolves’, ‘Violent City’, ‘Get Out’ and ‘Not Allowed’. These Genksters are one of my 2017 discoveries and play the kind of punk music I mostly grew up with during the 90s.
So Neonlight Blues bulks with 90s melodic hardcore, skatepunk and old school hardcore. These punk rockers can’t hide their hardcore roots. Musically its a pleasant en very enjoyable nostalgic trip to the mid and late 90s. Lyrically it sometimes even is a trip back to my childhood in the late 80s and early 90s with its references to the Goonies, Arcade games, …. Although it all sounds familiar, Steel Justice can certainly stand their ground nowadays. It might not be all that innovative but I  rather have some good familiar sounding music instead of some innovating bagger.
Neonlight Blues even comes with a nice Spandou Ballet (Gold) cover. 8.5/10

Track list:
1. Send In The Clowns
2. Arcade Summer
3. Caudron Point
4. Donna
5. Crucified For A Slice
6. My Friends Need Killing
7. KMS Anthem
8. Neonlight Blues
9. Jamie
10. #Bringmerope
11. This Is Not A Love Song
12. Gold
13. Petit Mal
14. Antics


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