Victor Bravo upholds the myth that all you need to make rock is a couple guys, some instruments, and a garage. Forget all of the computerized and technological enhancements of today’s commercially successful music. With obvious influence from bands such as Nirvana and Hüsker Dü, Victor Bravo’s latest album, Hammer Meets Fire, doesn’t disappoint.
Since 2006, the Brooklyn-based band has been pleasing the ears of punk and garage rock fans alike. The addictive, angst-filled tunes of Hammer Meets Fire fulfill everything that the New York club scene has become infamous for. This album embodies the anthem of punk, obvious from various track title such as: “Scary Mary,” “God Bless the USA,” and “Motherfucker.” The vintage vocals combined with quality musicianship make the band worthy of getting out of the garage and into your ears. Favorite tunes include “Into Debt,” and the first single off the record, “Jagged Cross.”
The listener won’t be able to help but imagine a room full of sweaty bodies hurling themselves around in rhythm to the songs. The simple yet hilariously angry lyrics will make you crack up or reversely, give you the urge to punch a hole in the wall. Either way, the record is a fun listen.