BATTLEFLASK: Smile!… Tomorrow Will Be Worse: CD

I’ve reviewed these guys before. The CD didn’t work. This one does and I like it. Hard-driving punk rock with a bleak outlook on life, but you’re too busy bopping your head up and down to get depressed about it. The singer’s voice sometimes had a bit of a Joey Shithead cadence to it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I could do without the touches of country twang and Dropkick Murphys’ teat suckling though. It’s predictable and the songs are damn fine without it.

 –ty (Fallen Angel)