Single Review: The Castor Troys – Legends Never Die EP

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The Castor Troys

Legends Never Die - Self Released

The artwork for the Legends Never Die EP, that features a leather clad skeleton shifting into high gear in a muscle car, gives you a a fair idea of what to expect from Ontario’s The Castor Troys latest release, and you won’t be disappointed or surprised as this is balls out rock ‘n roll with a punk edge. The opening track, Blackout Love, has a the feel of The Offspring‘s later releases, a killer riff coupled with a devil may care attitude makes this the prefect opener whilst We Are One boasts a satisfying chugging riff with woahs aplenty along with a fist raising chorus. Watch The City Burn strays into a more mainstream rock feel before The Castor Troys kick back into top gear with the EP’s title track. My personal favourite from the EP is Wreck Of The Bastard with it’s a high octane riff and anthemic breakdowns until finally Legends Never Die ends with a hell for leather version of Tom Petty‘s Runnin’ Down A Dream.

Legends Never Die follows up on their 2015 full length, Come Hell Or High Water, and like it’s predecessor this is anthemic punk rock that, as I’ve already mentioned, is guaranteed to delight long standing fans of The Offspring. Legends Never Die is in equal measure unsurprising and exhilarating, you know exactly what you’re going to get from the first glance at the EP’s artwork, but sometimes a hit of full tilt punk rock might also be exactly what you need, if that is the case then this is exactly what The Castor Troys have delivered. The half dozen tracks contained on Legends Never Die flash past in a familiar blur, they might not be bringing anything new to the party but you’ll be glad that they turned up.

Legends Never Die can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp here

The Castor Troys website is here