It makes no difference how many “punk” bands end up with their own prime time specials, and make quintuple platinum records, I’ll still get weird looks from people for wearing a Toys That Kill t-shirt, or have people tell me “The Ergs? No one knows who they are.” That’s sort of what I like about The Cardinal Sin; this is poppy enough that your average random person won’t just write this off. However, there’s also some indie/post punk overtones, and compared to most of those garbage bands that worry about “making it,” this band actually focuses on coming up with good songs. Here I could probably play this in front of both my Mom (and she wouldn’t HATE it) and my friends (who would probably enjoy it). I like this.
–joe (Grey Flight)