Their bio on The Stranger's Bands Page makes it clear: Eastern Grip are "just rock." Their songs are strong and played with plenty of talent, but their guitar-heavy sound is delivered without fancy flourishes. They're not unmemorable. The drumming is sharp and hard, the guitars are sometimes jarring, and the bass and vocals both have a little bit of raw, post-hardcore edge. But that's about all there is to it, and that's okay. Sometimes that's all you want to do—without shticks or gimmicks, sometimes you want to "just rock."

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