Now I have been involved in one form or another in the punk scene for probably just on 25 years. Listened to a lot of punk or punk influenced music during that time. I am not your average punk however as I have a very broad spectrum musical taste, and it broadens more and more has the years pile on. So what does this have to do with the review, well absolutely nothing. Okay so I have the pleasure to review Grace and Thieves latest offering, which is the 4 song 7inch vinyl release, “Shepherd Of The Wolves” available through Veritas Vinyl.
So who are Grace and Thieves then some might ask? Well firstly they describe themselves as playing heavy, neurotic, fast punk / hardcore. There is no splitting hairs over this, because that is what you’ll get. They further describe themselves in their description as, “Like giant sandpaper fingernails across an electric chalkboard at a machine gun festival.” So Grace and Thieves formed in 1999, are out of Salem, Oregon and the band consists of the current members who are: Justin Riley -Bass/Vocals/Lyrics, Jesse Parks – Guitar/Vocals/Lyrics, and Mickey Widmer – Drums/Background vocals/Lyrics.