Nate Parrish has brought back the heart and sound of classic punk rock with “Bullets and Blades.” The single is a perfect follow up to his album I’m A Wreck, released earlier this year.
“Bullets and Blades” is reminiscent of the golden days of punk rock. The influence of bands like Social Distortion and Descendents are prevalent in the rhythm and tone of the guitars and bass. Chris Bellamy’s saxophone parts add depth and a little modern flair to the old-school feel of the track.
Punk rock has consistently been about being critical of people in power and encouraging individuals to think for themselves. The lyrics of “Bullets and Blades” are no different:
“They recruit us With militant media They say they'll fight by us But we're just lead in the gun A war for election”
Nate Parrish’s solo project is evocative of the outspoken songs and do-it-yourself nature of the original punk movement. In this year of seemingly endless frustration and indignation, “Bullets and Blades” is a call to stand up against a mob mentality and recognize that we are all human.