DR. KNOW: Habily: What Was Old Is New: CD

Nov 22, 2009

This is not, repeat, NOT a re-release of their old stuff, but rather re-recordings of old tunes courtesy of the latest, Brandon-led lineup, and before you all let out a collective moan of disappointment, this little piece of plastic is pretty damn good. The band is razor sharp, fast and Brandon’s voice is still blessed with the same charm it had nearly 20 years ago. Even the songs that originally had Kyle’s vocals on them are pretty darn good, thanks in no small part to the fact that the “metal” trappings of those songs are kept at a bare minimum. While I’m usually pretty cynical about old farts peddling their hits to a bunch of kids probably not even born when the songs were originally released, I gotta hand it to these guys. They still got it going on, baby doll.

 –jimmy (Cleopatra)