ADAPTIVE REACTION: Scream the First Few Bars and Family Entertainment: 7” EP, CD

Weird mix here of punk, goth (?), synth rock, and maybe a little psychedelic rock. At times they sound like an almost punkier Chrome, especially on “Suffragette,” but too often the results sound like they land just shy of the sweet spot, especially when the male vocalist’s growl takes center stage. Family Entertainment collects the four tracks from the EP with those from two other EPs, plus some unreleased ditties, some of which have a sort of drum-machine-techno-punk hybrid to the mix of styles.

 –jimmy (Adaptive Reaction)