Miracle Drug released How Much Is Enough a month ago digitally, with vinyl and CD arriving just last week. Answering their own question, as to whether or not, simply providing audio would be enough, these Louisville, KY hardcore lifers, have now returned with a new video.
“Grudge” is the second clip from the album. Directed by the owner of the label, Andrew Kline of WAR Records (who also plays guitar in Strife). The hyper-stylized clip, which is visually reduced to halftones, instead of in full-color, focuses mainly on the band playing. There are some clips interspersed, of a girl running and ultimately smashing a TV, on which the band’s jam session is playing. The type of TV (think of one of those clunky boxes, sitting in the guest room at your grandparents’ house) is certainly apt, with the sound approximating, back to when the best hardcore came from D.C., back in the 1980s . Miracle Drug’s sound is however, anything but dated.
The message that Grudge carries with it, is also timeless. Miracle Drug’s vocalist, Brick reveals, “I have always wanted the people who have wronged me, to fully pay for the pain that they have caused me. I have always cringed at the thought of their lack of suffering. For years I would hold onto this grudge, until it became an outdated obsession, that was eating at my own personal progression and peace. I am to release, forgive, and move beyond daily.”
The band was founded by former members of Mouthpiece, By the Grace Of God, C.R., Supertouch, and other notable hardcore/punk quartet acts. With a sound that has spanned different generations of hardcore, MIRACLE DRUG has created something their own, by putting their own spin on it. Inspired by a sound that was crafted in the ’80s, by bands like Swiz and Dag Nasty, they mixed this style, with a more chaotic and noisy brand of hardcore (prominent in the ’90s) that came from such hardcore bands as Sparkmarker, 108, Refused, and Threadbare.
MIRACLE DRUG prefers to live in the present, existing in the moment, channeling the experiences of the past, through the energy and excitement of the future. Recorded by Will Allard (Xerxes, Whips/Chains) at his Dot Complex studio in Louisville, How Much is Enough is a six-song blast of raw, aggressive, yet melodic-tinged hardcore, that should satisfy both fans of the early Revelation Records catalog, and late ’80s D.C. hardcore.
Written By Noel Zullinger
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