Stigma – “New York Blood”

Album Reviews | Mar 21st, 2009

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Record Label: I Scream Records
Genre: Hardcore
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Guitarist Vinny Stigma of Agnostic Front has another band called Stigma and his debut solo album “New York Blood,” is released on I Scream Records. The album was produced by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and Phil Caivano of Monster Magnet. Vinny Stigma’s solo album delivers the punk rock goods!

The opening track (title track) “NY Blood” is a punk/hardcore song in which Vinny shouts that he’s got NY Blood running in his veins, and how he got started with punk rock & hardcore. You kind of feel left out if he doesn’t give your area a shout-out. Thankfully he said Upstate NY towards the end of the track. The rest of the album has punk rock/HC anthems that will make you want to sing along as if you’re seeing the band perform live. Vinny takes a stab at lead vocals and does a decent job. His vocals get a little too growlie from time to time but it’s something I could overlook. What I really like about this album is the intensity and old school sounding production. Towards the end, the one song that stands out is “Blurry Nights.” It stands out because it sounds like something Mike Ness would record on his solo albums. If you like Agnostic Front, MadBall and Vinny Stigma’s style; you’ll appreciate this album.

Bottom Line: Vinny Stigma still knows how to rock
Notable Tracks: NY Blood, Hard Livin’, We’re Not Alone
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