Monday, January 26, 2009


Epitaph Records [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
You may be unfamiliar with the band but probably not the guitarist because LeATHERMOUTH is the hardcore-punk side project from Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance. Now before MCR fans run out to make a purchase I got to warn you...X0 is punishing, bashing, pounding, harsh and crack your head brutal. If I still have your attention then LeATHERMOUTH is for you and compared to others in the genre the band kills it. 10 songs in 20 minutes leaves no room extras and with songs like "I Am Going To Kill The President Of The United States Of America" and "Sunsets Are For Muggings" you realize quickly that LeATHERMOUTH are not playing. Iero says that X0 was his way to deal with depression and anxiety - after taking it for a spin it will heal all that ails you too!

Key Track: "Catch Me If You Can"

Band With Similar Fire: Some Girls

Official LeATHERMOUTH Website

-Reviewed by Reece Michael