A brief nod today to those most vibrant of modern hardcore chaps, Winnipeg's Comeback Kid. The new video for 'Do Yourself a Favor' being the occasion.
It's a fierce run through of one of the best songs on 2010's 'Symptoms & Cures', one of my favourites of that year. In the classic tradition of hardcore videos, there's a ripping live performance of the song, replete with sweat, flailing limbs, and all manner of testosterone-fueled mayhem.
Comeback Kid are, quite simply, one of the most consistent bands in contemporary heavy music, both for quality of songs and execution of that tricky old balance, melody vs brutality. If you haven't spent much time with their music, I'd urge you to delve deeper here or on Spotify.