The Shrine are a band from Venice Beach, California that plays a style of hardcore/skate punk that is also influenced by 70's glam and this is a review of their 2014 12 inch "Waiting For The War" which will be released on December 9th.
a 70's style proto punk sound starts off the album along with some melodic vocals that also bring in some early hardcore and the music has a hard edge which is close to early metal along with some classic rock style guitar leads and all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
On the second track the music starts adding in more of a Black Sabbath influenced style to both the riffs, solos and vocals which also adds a stoner rock feeling to the recording and the music stays in a very slow, dark, heavy and retro direction while the closing track is an instrumental version of the first song.
The Shrine plays a style of music that has the energy and rawness of hardcore and skate punk while also bringing in the retro vibe of 70's rock and metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover real life themes.
In my opinion The Shrine are a very great sounding mixture of 70's rock and hardcore skate/punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Rare Breed". 8 out of 10.