OK, let’s get one thing out of our way since I know it’s on all our minds and if we don’t address it, it’s going to be the pink elephant demon haunting our majestic castle: Yes, you’re correct, Gorilla Biscuits is indeed the stupidest band name in the history of bad band names. The term “gorilla Biscuit” was slang for some drug back in the 80s, and since the band is straight edge, I guess they thought it would be ironic (which I know you indies appreciate some good irony… and you too Alanis Morissette.)
Needless to say, it works for us fans, because we don’t have to deal with those cueball-in-sock tough guys listening… Apparently punching someone in the face and then yelling “TERROR, bitch!” or “HATEBREED, son!” increases tough guy cred more than a punch yelling “Gorilla Biscuits…… Yay!”
Now that we got out of the way… Gorilla Biscuits “Start Today” is the pinnacle of youth crew hardcore albums. The songs are catchy, short, and furious, with enough gang vocals for you t o get jumped by the Crips while you’re walking down the street with your headphones on (in all fairness, they’d probably do that anyway).
Gorilla Biscuit’s “Start Today” is more melodic than their previous work, and is guaranteed to cause plenty of stage/couch/family dinner table dives (I’ve got a court date next week… apparently it’s bad etiquette to run across someone’s BMW and stage dive onto a stroller).