Polecat is one of the few bands who can successfully merge an influence of metal with their trademark abrasive pop-punk. High Pressure System documents an aggressive presence of crunchy guitars and melodic vocals set to a complex rhythm. But what punctuates Polecat's hard-hitting quality are the occasional moments of stomp-fueled beat, which are comparable to those of Avail, Seaweed, or the Movielife. All comparisons aside, however, with such energetic presence, Polecat's debut album definitely lives up to its name.
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AllMusic Review by Mike DaRonco