No stranger to the Ottobar is Soulful Aggression, a band that aptly describes themselves as “a punk, grunge, metal band playing soulfully aggressive music.” This punk trio is made up of Dar Stellabotta (guitar/vocals), Sean Sweeney (bass/backup vocals), and Dave O’Daly (drums). With a sound reminiscent of Babes in Toyland, Soulful Aggression’s scratchy vocals and fast-paced rhythms give the band a sound that is lucidly grunge, passionately punk, and positively in-your-face! Monday’s show marks the CD release of their EPDestroy!Destroy!Destroy! Visit their website for a free download!
By:Anna Rombro Baltimore Live Music Examiner FEBRUARY 27, 2013
On our Down The Institution CD review - "This is three-piece from Maryland and it’s put together really well. There’s a free sticker and I’m a fan of the minimal packaging, avoiding any unnecessary crap that might detract from the overall experience. The recording is crisp and the levels perfect adding a nice kick to the RAMONES influenced rock and roll style. Lyrically the band goes less in the direction of straight-forward politics and leans heavily towards the real life experience side of things. Up to this point, I’m totally on board and thoroughly enjoy this release." - Profane Existence Mag June 2012
"SOULFUL AGGRESSION clearly don't give a fuck, and I commend them for that...." Maximum Rock N Roll Issue #342