COBRA SKULLS: Bringing the War Home: CDEP

May 13, 2011

Short, sweet, and there’s a cover of Bad Religion’s “Give You Nothing.” The strength of the Cobra Skulls is that one will never mistake them for another band, with their mix of melodic punk, folk, and rockabilly—among other genres—and singer Devin’s distinct vocals. The non-punk influences on this are a bit less distinct, but, if anything, the constant touring and new drummer have resulted in a tighter attack than before. My one complaint: where are the canciones en español at which they oddly excel?

 –Adrian Salas (Fat)