Planes Mistaken For Stars

Planes Mistaken For Stars

Spearheading the Sin Movement

No Idea

Planes Mistaken For Stars is one of my top five all-time favorite bands, so this review may be a bit skewed. If you haven’t heard them before, you’re missing out on something that can not be justly or accurately described without actually hearing them. They’re kind of metalcore, kind of screamo, very violent, aggressive, powerful, and completely furious. These guys are an incredible band that just keeps getting better.

The songs on this seven-inch take the strides made on last year’s Fuck With Fire… up a few notches. The bass guitar is tremendously overdriven, sounding almost like the bass on early Misfits releases. The drummer is completely manic and plays with a bit of a sway, even if the songs are driving forward with aggression. The guitars are both full and grating, loud and destructive, and the lead vocalist has the best scream since the lead singer of Rodan.

All three songs are very violent in their delivery, in the same way that bands like Swing Kids used to perform, back in the early ’90s. On the Swing Kids theme, I kind of see Planes Mistaken For Stars as what a band like Swing Kids could have become, had they not broken up and gone on to form second rate metal bands.

I’d say my favorite song on this seven-inch is probably “Earning Ire,” because it reminds me of Ink & Dagger, which used to be one of my favorite bands. I can sense the ghost of Sean fluttering above this song; it’s done in similar style to Ink & Dagger’s pre-Fine Art… days: spooky, intense, violent, and completely intimidating.

As long as bands like Planes Mistaken For Stars are around, there will never be a death of truly chaotic and destructive music; young bands, take a note from these guys: they know they’ll never sell a butt load of records, but they don’t care, they’re playing music that they like, and that, my friends, is truly punk. Great seven-inch!

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