Zex - Execute
Common People Records / Zex / Maniac Attack Records / Plastic Bomb Records / Warhead Punx Records / Grave Street
I (vaguely) remember hearing either “Wanderlust” or “Savage City” for the first time and that was that, I was instantly hooked to Canadian outfit Zex! Debut full-length “Fight For Yourself” was an absolute no-brainer and its mix of British punk, ‘steel’ and glam did its fair share of rotations on my turntable - to say the least! For some reason this wasn’t the case with 2017’s “Uphill Battle”, but this might just change with the band’s latest LP “Execute” for Common People Records, Zex, Maniac Attack Records, Plastic Bomb Records, Warhead Punx and Grave Street!
Now that are a lot of labels involved in getting the third album by these Ottawan punx out, especially since ‘only’ 500 copies were pressed - but it is what it is, but what it is is good! Straight from the ominous sounding, instrumental opener “Execute” the mood is set and once the extremely catchy “Moving On” kicks in you know this LP is - once again - a keeper!
Still fueled with the same influences since the band’s very start, front woman Gretchen and company rock hard and loud to a variety of killer tracks such as “Nowhere To Go Pt. 1”, “Who Are You”, “Bite The Hand”, “Firepower”, “Eternal Torment”, “Shot Down In Fire” and “Shine On”! Excluding the aforementioned instrumental title-track - which some will consider an intro anyways - Zex delivers a grand total of ten energetic punk anthems you will definitely love when you liked Zex’s previous efforts!
Like every previous release on vinyl (whether it be a 7” or LP), “Execute” has the same uniform layout and some killer artwork. Unlike the band’s previous two LP’s, all 500 copies were pressed on black vinyl and black vinyl only - for now that is. Good stuff!