ACES & EIGHTS: A Different Animal…: CD

Dec 22, 2009

Hailing from Boise, Aces & Eights continue pumping out their fast, hard brand of punk. I recall them having more of an oi/streetpunk feel on earlier releases, whereas now they’re definitely incorporating some cock rock influences into their material. I wish they’d leave the lead guitar lines at the door because, otherwise, there’s a lot to dig on. The vocals have a kind of metal feel, but not overly so. I don’t know that A Different Animal… is the best place for newcomers to start, but Aces & Eights’ existing fans will be into it for sure. There’s a very aggressive “in the bar” shade to the recording that allows it to feel loud even when played at low volume. You can practically smell spilt PBR upon popping this CD in.

 –Art Ettinger (Downtown Academy)