IOWASKA: Vine of Souls: CD

Post-Crass anarcho-hippie-feminist-pacifist-gutter-punk-metal. The hypnotic quality of many of the songs was interesting, but the whole thing got boring pretty quick. I know, I know, the point is the message and the music’s merely the vehicle, right? Fuck you. It’s gotta rock, too, or no one will give a toss about what you’re sayin’. I agreed with some of the points made in the band’s lyrics, but even if every word uttered bled every emotion, every view, every thought I ever had in my life yet was unable to formulate on my own, I still would have a hard time paying attention if the music just droned uninterestingly on and on like it does here. Really loved the art in the lyric book, though.

 –jimmy (Alternative Tentacles, PO Box 419091, SF, CA 94141-9092)