I have to give Weekend Nachos credit… I went to a local power violence show recently and it seemed like every younger kid was wearing a Weekend Nachos shirt, and saying that it was these Illinois dudes that got them into power violence to begin with, so they definitely have a sizable following. I will admit however, that when I first checked out Weekend Nachos a few years back, I wasn’t a fan at all. I listened to some of their earlier albums a few years back, and it was too sludgy/slow for my personal tastes so I essentially wrote them off for years until I kept reading rave reviews of their latest album Still. Holy shit, I’m a fan now.
Playing incredibly aggressive hardcore, Weekend Nachos is reminscent of bands such as Coke Bust or Punch. On Still the band blends the perfect amount of sludgier riffs and chunkier breakdowns with plenty of blast beat to keep a speed freak like myself interested. Lyrically, the band tackles a bunch of issues including the ignorance of the punk scene (S.C.A.B and You’re Not Punk) while songs like Ignore and title track Still deal with more personal matters.
If you were originally put off by the band’s earlier slower sound like I was, definitely give Still a chance. One of my current go-to when I need a quick adrenaline rush.