Home Conflict are an up and coming band from Zagreb, Croatia, whose classic three piece line up recalls bands like Face to Face and early Green Day. ‘Life You Choose’ serves as their debut release. The line up consists of Marin Lugović on guitar and vocals, Tihomir Kerežia on bass guitar and second vocals and Filip Kramarić behind the drum kit.
It’s without question that Home Conflict have spent a lot of time making sure that they are as tight as possible before going into record and it really shows; the ripping guitar solo in ‘Purgatory’ blows back your hair and, on the whole, there’s a sense that this is a real labour of love. There are small flourishes here and there in the songs that reward a careful listen and the vocal harmonies recall the melodic precision of Bad Religion. It does have to be said that this kind of punk rock sound has been well worn over the years, but that’s not the band’s fault that it is so hard to break new ground. Life You Choose is played with passion and conviction and, with songs like ‘Bill Of Exchange’ and ‘I Wonder’ in their repertoire, Home Conflict are on the right path and have delivered a confident and thoroughly enjoyable debut. Keep an eye out for them in the future!
Stream and download Life You Choose here: https://homeconflict.bandcamp.com/releases
Like Home Conflict here: https://www.facebook.com/HomeConflict/
This review was written by Omar Ramlugon.