The gnarly, graffitied walls of 285 Kent will make for a fitting backdrop to Ceremony’s post-adolescent punk hysteria, since the group’s latest, Zoo, was a perfect example of a hardcore band easing into something a bit more mature. It also works, since they haven’t totally abandoned their ’roid-rage past, playing songs here and there form their HC-addled aggressive first LP. It’s easy to overlook those, though, since the songs on Zoo are brimming with more than enough hooks to latch onto. Other bands’ mid-life crises have certainly sounded this anxious before, but few have sounded as catchy.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 7, 2013