Protagonist - The Chronicle Record Label: Paper & Plastick
Release Date: April 10, 2009
Cacophonous South Florida punk rockers making good on marketing help from members of Less Than Jake and New Found Glory. Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello calls Protagonist's work ethic "untiring" and "inspiring to (LTJ) and other bands" - high praise from a respected veteran of the punk scene.
How Is It?
Protagonist is musically what you'd expect from just about every other gritty punk rock band out there. But that's not to say they're on equal footing with everyone else. Punk rock is "in" again at the moment, but if anything, they have twice the taste for soul as they do for image. On The Chronicle, they drink deeply from the essence of summer nights, and then regurgitate on rowdy numbers "Light The Fuze, "1095 Days" and "IAMTHEGHOST." Elsewhere, they sound pissed, like in
This review is a user submitted review from Matthew Tsai. You can see all of Matthew Tsai's submitted reviews here.
I gave it a few listens, and it's pretty overrated and unoriginal.
it's not bad by any means, it just isn't that good.
Florida to Philadelphia seems really out of place on it.
I'd rather just listen to Canyoneer.