The three-piece band The Last Throes sizzle and smoke on Get Me Wrong. The constant barrage of punk, noise, metal and everything else worth rocking out to is on these ten songs. These guys have the energy of a band like Death from Above 1979 but the singer sounds like he is in hair metal band from 1987. This is the music that you want to start and end a party fueled night with. It’s unpretentious and gives you a nice kick of energy whether you want it or not.
The band wants you to know right away that they want to melt your face off with “Damaged Goods.” It kicks off with a barrage of notes and a fast BPM that doesn’t let up. The vocalist’s high-pitched vocal delivery easily breaks through the walls of white noise. It isn’t till about a-minute-and-a-half in that you get treated with the band’s best weapon that they repeatedly use throughout the album - vocal harmonies.
Another great example of excellent use of vocal harmonies is the very next song “I’m Not Mad.” The song goes borderline anthemic at some points and certainly is a memorable track. It’s the vocal harmonies but also the sweet guitar solo a little more than halfway through.
In true punk rock fashion almost every song is under three minutes long. The band doesn’t waste any time getting the moments you want to hear. One of my personal favorites “Dee Dee Mao” repeats the mantra “Don’t got no razor, Don’t got no money, Don’t got no manners.”
As the album progresses there is little to complain about and just visceral songs that act like an immediate shot of adrenaline into your veins. “FUGHM,” the NFX-esque like “Bad Bodies,” and closer are certainly songs you are not going to want to miss.
Get Me Wrong works on a number of levels. The production, delivery and immediate appeal are all exceptional. I’m very interested to see where this band and the label they are on goes from here.
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