Welcome back to another Riot Act Reviews, where Steve and Remfry hone in on an upcoming album and give you their thoughts. This week we are looking at Diaspora Problems, the 4th studio album from Pennsylvanian hardcore punks Soul Glo.
They might not be a massive name at present, but this is a band with some serious ambition, and this, their first album on Epitaph Records, looks set to be one of the most essential releases in heavy music in 2022. Quite how we describe this is a fairly exhaustive task, because there is a hell of a lot going on here, reference points from hardcore include Beastie Boys, Bad Brains and Dead Kennedys, in hip hop we could mention Scarlxrd, clipping. or Three Six Mafia and there is even some Rage Against The Machine or System of a Down style metal in here as well. Essentially, if you’re a fan of forward thinking, manic and untamed music with ideas spewing out from every direction then you might want to listen to this record. We go mad for it, we’re pretty sure you will too.