DOWNWAY: Defeat Songs: CD

Envision what you would picture as the Fat or Epitaph sound. The overly generic sound that most people characterize with those labels. Picture in your head? Do you hear it? This is what you would picture hearing in the background of a snowboard, skate, wakeboarding or surfing video. Russ from Good Riddance produced this and, for me, it didn’t help. I skipped ahead to the Cheap Trick cover of “Surrender” and was saved for a moment. Still doesn’t top Big Drill Car’s cover of the same song but still is quite good for a cover. Average melodicore.

 –don (Sessions)