BREWTAL THIRST: Untouchable: CDEP

As the band and label name imply, there is a definite interest in certain malt beverages in evidence here. Normally, that’s a bit of a black mark for me, not because I’m a prude, ’cause, lord knows, I’ve been know to knock back a few in my time, but because it seems like such an easy rabbit hole to hide in instead of saying something truly threatening to the status quo. In this case, however, they pair that unhealthy obsessin’ with some decent meat and potatoes punk rock, and even manage to make a point or two that don’t involve drinkin’. Can’t say they’re my favorite new band, but I ain’t hatin’ what they’re dishin’ out, either.

 –jimmy (Wet Brain)