FLAMING SIDEBURNS: Back To The Grave: CD

Some pretty cool rock from this Finnish band. Sometimes veers a little too far into “Scandaniavian Rawk” but the moodier songs like “Black Moon” are great. Reminds me of the New Christs and the Celibate Rifles in spots. Only real low point is the half-assed cover of “Funk #49”; they totally strip the guts out of one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time. Bad boogie. Overall, a pretty solid disc for fans of Hives, Compulsive Gamblers, or The Maggots.

 –frame (Bad Afro)