Gel come from New Jersey, which has historically been fertile soil for tough-guy fight music. But Gel couldn’t be more different than that. Gel’s sound is plenty hard, but it’s the frantic basement-show style of hard. Gel’s sound is raw, fast, reverb-drenched punk rock, and it draws a lot of its firepower from spiky early-’80s UK punk and from guttural Scandinavian D-beat. It’s angry music, but it’s fun as fuck, too.