COBRA SKULLS have been on an upward trajectory since they sloughed off the shackles of their hometown,
Reno, and started bringing their unique musical stylings to the masses back in 2005. Even with 2
full-lengths and 4 eps to their credit already, not to mention a brutal tour schedule, the guys haven’t let the
breakneck pace slow them down. Less than a year after their heralded debut release on Fat Wreck Chords,
Bringing the War Home, they are set to deliver a follow up full-length titled Agitations. As has become their
calling card, the music on Agitations runs the gamut from rockabilly to folk/punk and hits all points in between.
Any discerning listener can quite easily pick out hints of The Misfits, Against Me, The Clash, Chuck
Berry, and any number of other varied artists in COBRA SKULLS’ music. The mastery of their craft is
in the way they seamlessly blend an array of influences, giving nods to each, yet maintaining an old school
punk fabric throughout each song. The other hallmark of a COBRA SKULLS record is the urgent message
they propagate and the content on Agitations is no different. The lyrical themes on the album reflect a passion
and vitriol uncommon in today’s “punk” music and serve as an accelerant to the bonfire that is Agitations.
All 13 tracks jolt the listeners’ ears and conscience with a whiplash like intensity (a rare commodity
these days), just as a true punk rock album should. Of course, COBRA SKULLS’ appeal doesn’t end with
their work in the studio; the magnitude of COBRA SKULLS’ live show is second to none and will be on full
display as they continue their relentless tour itinerary in support of Agitations.
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