CYCLOPS: Self-titled: EP

Jan 19, 2012

Looking at the front cover, I was anticipating some shitty stab at punk from some half-assed band. Then I flip it over to the back and see Tina “Boom Boom” Lucchesi from the Trashwomen is on drums. Okay, I could very well be wrong about this band. I can be a prick at times. It’s known to happen. Put the needle down on the record, and hear the opening shouts of “Cyclops” set to a rapid and furious beat that borders on thrash, but they reign it in just a bit and throw in some noise to keep it more punk than bunk. Then they kick into “Fire” and I’m on my feet waving my hands in the air, moving around the room repeating “Oh, fuck yeah!!” The song that sunk its hooks deep into me has to be “I Have One Eye”; the hammering tempo and to-the-point delivery is primo. Then the follow up “CyclopsIsland” has a nice dirty swagger to send you off in a haze. Punk rock for miscreants and eternal juvenile delinquents.

 –M.Avrg (Johnny Cat / Portland Mutant Party)