HELGAS, THE: self-titled: 5-song 7″ EP

Perfectly acceptable, well-executed mid-tempo pop punk with a couple of good lyrics. None of the songs are bad, but on the same token, none of them are infectious nor have deep-sinking teeth. It’s like they took the least compelling parts of the Hollies (like the tempo) and stapled them onto heavily leashed ’77 punk. It’s just okay, but it sounds overwhelmingly neutral. I think a band like Moral Crux does this loads better, mixing bubblegum with firepower with the result of having a senior prom leading to a nuclear apocalypse. –Todd (They Still Make Records)

 –todd (They Still Make Records)