Philadelphia’s Holy Mess have been at it for a while now, with a decently sized line of releases under their belt. With their self released latest album Comfort In The Discord, the band shows just how much they’ve evolved over the years.
The biggest change is since their last album Cande Ru Las Degas, the band has become a three piece, yet the songs are just as, possibly even more so melodic than anything they’ve ever written before. Take the incredibly catchy “Spencer Reid” which is probably my favorite on the album with it’s infectious chord progression, it’s clear the band hasn’t missed a beat with their Lawrence Arms/Menzingers influenced style of punk rock. Their tongue in cheek humor is still running strong with song titles parodying NOFX (“Liza and Louisiana”), and opening “It’s All Fun and Games ‘Til Someone Gets Heard…”
Definitely a solid album by one of Philadelphia’s best, if you have a scruffy ass beard, wearing flannel right now, have an Alkaline Trio or Lawrence Arms tattoo somewhere, and are currently drinking a Pabst Blue Ribbon or National Bohemian, you’ll definitely love Comfort In The Discord.