We Review The New Two Man Advantage Live Album – DCxPC Live Presents: 2MA
New York hockey-punk rockers, Two Man Advantage enter their 21st year as a band with a collection of their hits recorded at two shows.
Their two shows highlight the band’s early days performing in New York in the early 2000s to then the second side in 2018 where they performed in Las Vegas. The album has been presented and released through DCxPC who records live performances by artists.
The best way to sum up Two Man Advantage and the variety of songs is fast guitars, fast tempo, and beer-drinking, hockey-themed pieces of delicious punk rock music. To say the first side was recorded in 2002 for live purposes, the production is insane. The guitars sound crisp yet dirty, the bass guttural and vocals are clear as day.
It’s an intense introduction to the band for me, but the never-ending battering of rising and falling guitars and fast lyrics grips ahold of me and isn’t letting go until the band decides to.
The second side of the album is immediately destructive and fast like the previous, but the audio recording of this show doesn’t seem as decent quality-wise. However, the drumming is absolutely intense from the get-go. The hockey punk-rockers really do paint a picture of fast and intense hockey matches with plenty of beer and crowd involvement.
It brings forth a hard-hitting sport into its best musical representation. All I can imagine is how red the band’s hands must be with how fast they play. Both sides of the album are just over ten minutes, but so much has happened in that time you’re blown away. Just looking at the band in their hockey gear, you know you’re in for serious and intense performance.
The band’s sound is consistent-yet-varied in both their continued distorted and high tempo vibe, but with the variety of riffs that keep you wanting more. They’re a band that should be considered amongst better-known punk bands such as Rancid. If you’re looking for high-intensity punk rock with the feeling that you’re in the pit at the show, then this live collection of the band’s work from two different eras does plenty of that.