Having served over two decades as the frontman for legendary NYC hardcore heroes Agnostic Front, Roger Miret formed the Disasters a few years ago, to provide an outlet for his more rock n’ roll influenced material. ‘My Riot’, the band’s third album, will no doubt appeal to those who loved the street-punk sound of Agnostic Front’s late 90s Epitaph releases; especially given that AF themselves have recently moved back into heavier territory.
Quite simply, this is a raw and brutally honest rock n’ roll record that sees Roger and co. combining the influence of their fellow New Yorkers the Ramones with that of streetwise UK punk luminaries like Sham 69 and The Business. Unsurprisingly, there’s an abundance of instantly addictive tunes and fists-in-the-air choruses, topped off with Roger’s brutally honest tales of harsh lessons learnt on the streets of NYC. There’s also the touching tribute of ‘Ramones’, which is sure to bring a smile to any fan of da bruddas.
If you’ve become disillusioned with the shallow, watered-down pop rock that is so often passed off as punk these days, then you seriously need to cop an earful of ‘My Riot’. In the words of the band themselves: “RIOT! RIOT! RIOT! C’MON LET’S GO!”