Album Review: Islander - Violence & Destruction

islander - violence and destruction

Score: 7 out of 10

Making both Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need to Know” and Revolver’s “Most Anticipated Albums of the Year,” the bar is set pretty damn high for Islander’s debut LP via Victory Records. With the immediate deep chug of “Counteract,” it becomes clear these young lads grew up on the nu-metal/heavy rock era of the late ‘90s. Standouts include “The Sadness of Graves,” “Coconut Dracula” and title track “Violence & Destruction.” This album is destined for fans missing the days of White Ponies running wild on the airwaves below the P.O.D. Satellites. – Andy Mesecher

Violence & Destruction
Victory Records
Producer: Cameron Webb