It took me quite some time to finally listen to The Menzingers “Chamberlain Waits”, and quite frankly, I’m embarrassed. Not only are they from my adopted city of Philly, I’ve had the freaking promo on my desk for quite some time. Every time I’d be ready to give it a spin, I’d be in a pissed off mood and didn’t want that to influence my decision (and rather listened to Ceremony).
Let me just say off the bat, The Menzingers are fucking tight. Melodic punk rock with a tinge of pop, but not enough to make me want to rip out anyone’s eyeballs or jam sharpened pencils into my ear cavity. This style of punk is usually a bit of a grower for me, and I like “Chamberlain Waits” more with each listen.
A solid listen with passionate vocals and intricate guitar melodies, highly recommend this if you dig stuff like Smoke Or Fire.