INFECTED: It's Been a Long Way Down...: CD

Jul 24, 2013

Lexington’s Infected returns with another solid collection of its odd brand of metal-infused pop punk. Sounding like what Face To Face would have sounded like if that band didn’t abandon its metal roots, Infected is delightfully catchy. The metal lead guitar riffs are off putting, but somehow end up not being as obnoxious as they could be, given the context. Very 1990s in feel, tone, and even lyrical subject matter, this album sounds like a lot of bigger label punk records did twenty years ago. That era was a shitload of fun, as is this release. Some of the tempo changes and breakdowns don’t quite mesh, but overall, this is too well put together to knock.

 –Art Ettinger (ADD)