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Platoon 1107 is the solo project of USMC Veteran Jimmy Sisco (Absolved, Of Puritans And Lepers, ex-Nomad). The name Platoon 1107 honors the individuals that went through boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego with Sisco.
This 10-track EP is filled with quick hitting tracks lasting mostly only for a minute or two that are filled with a mixture of fast paced punk rhythms along with crunchy metal guitar and hard pounding drumbeats.
Highlight tracks include, “Live Free or Die,” that starts off with an old time radio show sounding reading of the Preamble to the Constitution of the U.S.A. before a steady drum beat, guitar lick and lead vocal chants of, “Live free or Die,” fill up the speakers. “The Few and the Proud,” starts off with an overdriven metal guitar riff of the song, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again,” before fast paced punk drumming and guitar playing take over turning it into a punk rock track. The EP’s longest track (3:13) , “Memorial Day,” slows things down a bit starting off with part of a Memorial Day speech given by 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush before going into a power ballad guitar filled instrumental track.
Two of the tracks found on the EP offer up guest appearances; “Much Better Dead Than Red” features Jesse Parks of Grace and Thieves and a cover of the Altar Boys’ song, “Final Hour” that features Mike Stand founding member of the Altar Boys offering up both guest vocals and guitar solos on it.
Review Tagline: USMC Veteran Jimmy Sisco’s Platoon 1107’s EP ‘We Glory in the Title’ is straight up American patriotism set to a mixture of rock, metal and punk music styles.
Standout Tracks: “Live Free Or Die,” “Final Hour”, “Memorial Day”,
Review by C.W. Ross