HELPER MONKEYS, THE: No Release: CD

Too much melody to be hardcore, and too hard to be power pop, Helper Monkeys offer up a tasty chunk of popcore. The thrashing guitars scream, the drums pound straight into your brain, and the singer is delightfully obnoxious. The songs are intelligent without being pretentious, and the playing is just the right blend of fun and power. I like it.

 –guest (Onionskin)