Israel Punks, Kids Insane, are set to release their new album Cluster on March 10th, which will be their fourth release alongside All Over (Album 2012), Frustrated (EP 2013) and their 2015 split with Slander. If you are a fan of punk, old or new, I highly recommend that you pick this album up when it is released, you will not be disappointed.
Cluster is certainly a throwback to an older generation of punk and it is clear that this is their intention, whether it be the fast riffs or the lyrics written about the band’s life in Israel which is clearly apparent in the song This Place is Killing us. Listening to this album, you can really tell that the band put a lot of time and effort into this record. Each song has a clear structure, catchy parts and yet also lives up to everything you want in a punk album by sticking to the punk stereotypes but sticking the Kids Insane twist on it which makes it instantly a memorable release.
There is quite a large contrast between some of the songs on the album but for the most part this is not a bad thing, it keeps the record interesting by switching from much catchier songs such as Overthinking with mostly clean singing to much more aggressive tracks such as Not Yet which has a much angrier tone. I personally think that Not Yet is the best track on Cluster as it a song that gets you pumped up and fills you with energy.
However, regardless of the tone of each song, there is just something about this album that makes you want to listen to it over and over again! It is full of tracks that could be possible favourites of the release and it is hard to choose just one song that stands out as they are all as good as each other. It is not that often that a band release an album that consists of all of the songs being top quality and I applaud Kids Insane for doing this with Cluster.
Overall, this album is definitely suited for all the punk fans out there! It is a great album and consists of plenty of tracks that will make you want to get moving.
A top notch album filled with ten great tracks!