While their name might sound like that of a shopping-mall religious cult, the 29th Street Disciples are actually one of Denver's fastest, hardest and loudest punk bands.
With righteous indignation and seething disdain, vocalist Ben Roy - who, oddly enough, can also be seen doing standup comedy around town - rages against machines and phonies while guitarist Eli Molyneux and drummer Justin Carlson provide a hurtling, relentless musical foundation of boot-to-the-face hardcore that borrows from the blistering traditions of late-'80s Chicago and New York.
The brutal outfit's secret weapon, however, is nimble bassist Tim Erwin. Deftly and deafeningly fingering his five-stringed low-end beast, Erwin brings together jazz finesse and metal brawn for a sound that is as virtuosic as it is visceral.
Throw his bass lines together with the reckless energy of Molyneux and Carlson, add Roy's blunt-force bluster, and the result is about as far from mall punk as you can get.
~ Michael Toland, Sleazegrinder
01 Saturday Night Stand
02 A Letter To Life
03 Sweet Torpor
04 Man Trap
05 The Way The Other Half Think
07 Happy Birthday To Me
10 When In Rome
12 The Reason