Madball Came Out Swinging AT The Bash Festival In Englishtown The NYHC Stalwart Revved It Up To Kick Off The Day
ENGLISHTOWN, NJ –
“… Starting things off at The Bash was New York hardcore band Madball, who came out swinging. Madball’s pedigree as a NYHC band is undeniable, with a lineage going back to 1988; front man Freddy Cricien got his start sharing the microphone with his brother (half) Roger Miret of Agnostic Front. Madball took the stage, opening their set with “Rev up”, a heart pounding, frenetically paced song that had Freddy Cricien drenched in sweat by its end. The hardcore scene is not about fashion statements, haircuts or any other trendy bullshit, what it’s about is positivity, understanding, self-help and honesty, and that’s exactly the message that Madball delivers in its music.
Madball seems to have been reborn since their early 90’s days, evolving into a focused, fun to see, banging band. Gone are the days of fights, violence and the element of danger present at their shows, however there remains a sense of urgent, undeniable energy in their music, forever connecting them to the hardcore scene.
From there, Madball went into a few older songs including “Heaven Hell,” and “We the People”, then bounced back to 2018 with “The Fog” off the band’s album, For the Cause. What really catches me about Madball is the pace and intensity of their live show; this band keeps a blazing pace from start to finish delivering a sound thats, dominant, hard and fast…”