CALIFORNIA REDEMPTION: This Time It's for Money: CD

Jun 29, 2007

I’m not faulting their sincerity, but the end result of said sincerity sounds like some pretty ham-handed and stiff hardcore-meets-Epitaph stuff with not a whole lot of variances between the songs. Yeah, they’re positive, sure, they’re not dumb, and I believe that they believe what they’re singing about, but that in itself isn’t gonna carry you the whole way to the car, guys. Way I figure it, these kids are probably pretty hot shit in their respective scene and manage to pack local shows, but for me the music rings as fairly generic and rehashed, and the vocals are way too clear and, well, unworried to be put that high in the mix. It’s decent, thoughtful stuff, but it’s also really lacking that extra push that’s gonna ensure it burns itself into most people’s synapses.

 –keith (L.T.E. Records)

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