BOTOX PARTY: BOTOX PARTY: CD

This sixteen-song punk pop onslaught is powerful and tight without being sanitized. The three-piece from Richmond, Virginia, exploit speedy riffs hinging their sound more on their musicality than hooks. These songs fall in line with the fast paced anthems of the Descendents and Crimpshrine. The track “Reality Subordination” highlights the band’s riff ruckus arsenal and playability, which never comes off as annoyingly self indulgent, partly because not one song on the record exceeds three minutes. This CD sure is filled with some fast, fun numbers for the ears. –N.L. Dewart

 –guest (Raise Your Fist)