BORN DEPRIVED: Party Hard Core Punk: CD

Figuring prominently in their logo on the cover is a pot leaf, which means this can go one of two ways: the first is that the weed could result in the band tapping into some deep pit of creativity, whereupon they push against staid boundaries and come up with truly fresh and new ideas that make it a joy to play that shit as loud as possible while screaming, “Yes, sweet minty jesus, yes! Artistes they is!” Sadly, the band under scrutiny went for option two: play loose, sloppy hardcore that sounds like most of their rehearsal time is spent trading bong rips and melting into the carpet. Funny for all the wrong reasons. 

 –Jimmy Alvarado (SBS, fuckyeahsbsrecords.com)