Released: Feb 2008
Label: Jade Tree
Philadelphia's melodic hardcore vets Paint It Black pull no punches on their battering ram of a third full-length. Breaking through the gates with high intensity, massive speed, venomous grit and all the gall of seminal hardcore punk, PIB only come up for air to offset their raging bass lines with pretty, melodic guitars and catchy sing-alongs. Delivering a modernized version of a lost subculture's once-thrumming pulse, New Lexicon is a new-fangled interpretation of old hardcore.