86'd / All In Vinyl / Sad Punk / Waterslide (2016)
I've been lucky enough to have some familiarity with Boilerman prior to this album, though that's 100% because of this website and kind folks providing me with their records. I'm appreciative of it, because I don't really think I would have given Boilerman much attention if left to my own devices.
Here's the thing with Boilerman, they're a really catchy band masquerading as a hardcore band. If you casually jump through the songs on this record, you're mostly just going to hear loud, fast guitars and a singer with strep throat shouting incoherently. However, if you really spend some time listening to everything you'll see the way the riffs are laid out and how the hooks are packed in just below the chaos. They always remind me a little bit of the sort of things you'd find on Lookout during their early, more adventurous days.
I always feel like Boilerman is right on the cusp of being the sort of band that's right up my alley. If they could just put the hooks a little closer to the surface, we'd be in business. Still, Feel Ways About Stuff is definitely worth checking out, particular if you're more into hardcore-ish stuff than I am.
Boilerman - Feel Ways About Stuff: