By some weird stroke of luck I saw this band while I was in New York recently and they left a pretty strong impression because I’ve been thrashing their records ever since. Curmudgeon are based in Boston and play fast aggressive hardcore punk/powerviolence with a surprisingly big sound for a drums/guitar/vocal 3 piece (this is based on how they played when I saw them, for all I know they have 20 members, I don’t research these things very far) The Martyr demo is likely to be re-recorded for vinyl but it’s definitely worth picking up in its current state, the last track is a great cover of the Cro Mags classic Hard Times. My favourite track both musically and lyrically is FLACID:
Contrived controversy. perfectly fabricated rebellion against real radicals who can think of nothing more boring than those who purposefully offend. Who lead sad lives to defend: their father’s stances, church-sanctioned romances, childish dances with fascistic ideologies, oppressive language renamed edgy comedy.
Support this band! They destroy!