BEAT THE RED LIGHT: Salt the Lands: CD

Jul 18, 2011

This record sounds like the Flaming Tsunamis. That is, brutal metal riffs punctuated with a ska horn section. I even went so far as to check the liner notes to see if it’s the same dudes. (Apparently, they are not related entities.) If I put this in the player with a Flaming Tsunamis CD, I wouldn’t be able to tell which band was which. I’m sure fans of either band will take me to task for that claim, however, and accuse me of inaccuracy. So be it. Another banal comparison would be to describe this as Napalm Death meets Less Than Jake. I liked it (not loved) because I like this sound (not love).

 –Eric Carlson (TNS)