CONAN NEUTRON & THE SECRET FRIENDS: The Enemy of Everyone: CD/LP

I’ve known Conan Neutron (guitarist/vocalist) for about fifteen years. I am familiar with his many band projects (Replicator, MountVicious, and Victory And Associates), and I think it’s safe to say that his latest project is his best. Complementing Neutron are Tony Ash (Coliseum, Trophy Wives) on bass, and Dale Crover (Melvins) on drums. It’s a hard-hitting trio that is complemented on one song (“Fight Math”) by the aggressive, dynamic Eugene Robinson (Oxbow) on vocals. Despite the eight other tracks of solid rock’n’roll, Robinson’s contribution makes “Fight Math” easily the best song on the album because—let’s face it—Eugene Robinson is crazy. His vocals work perfectly with the apocalyptic rock sound on that song. The rest of the album is great, too. The music is a good mix of some Fugazi (who has always been an influence on Neutron’s sound), Cheap Trick, and Black Sabbath. At thirty minutes, it’s the perfect length. I’d say check this out. It’s worth your time. 

 –kurt (Self-released, neutronfriends.bandcamp.com)