BOUNCING SOULS, THE: Anchors Aweigh: CD

There will be no fans lost by the Bouncing Souls. They follow the formula that has made them popular. The songs have that hint of familiarity that makes it easy to flow right into a new release. The only drawback is more on a musician’s note. It sounds like the drummer, in the recording, used the same snare drum that he would normally use for a show. It sounds like one of those really deep snares that people like to use because the sound projects in a live setting. In most cases, I noticed, in a studio setting the snare drum sounds like someone hitting a tin can or garbage can. That is the sound on the record and that’s my sore spot while I’m listening to this.

 –don (Epitaph)