Out of New York City, Flowers Of Evil debuts their self titled album. The 12 track project is fast & in your face. It’s pretty much the punch bowl of punk you’ve been waiting to get a sip of.
And with one sip, I can assure you a sweet, poisonous addiction. With less than 1,000 plays on Spotify, Flowers Of Evil is the band that’s going to change the way you feel about modern punk. They claim to be for the fans of The Germs, Rudimentary Peni, & The Monorchid. Their sound is very nostalgic yet refreshing all at the same time. Often I feel that people aim for that classic first gen punk sound so much that it becomes corny or simply just too thought out. It seems rather natural for Flowers Of Evil which I think is what makes them refreshing. It’s fast, it’s punchy, & there’s just the right amount of grunge. It’s a well put together sound which makes it easy to indulge in.
There isn’t much information on them yet but it seems that certain members of the crew have come from other bands: Crocodiles, Young Boys, A Place To Bury Strangers, & The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower. Which strikes my curiosity because these previous bands have notably different sounds compared to Flowers Of Evil. Also, the previous bands have quite a bit of work. So I wonder if Flowers Of Evil is a side project although it truly seems like a transition to evolve into how they currently feel as artists.
No matter what it is, I’m happy that it exists. I’m hoping a small tour will come out of this album but if not, then just some more music will do.
FLOWERS OF EVIL: Website
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