LORDS OF ALTAMONT: The Altamont Sin: CD

Starting off with a partial (and oddly fitting) cover of Joy Division’s “No Love Lost,” they soon head back to stomping much more familiar Stooges/MC5-soaked terra for them, throwing in more than a little overdriven trash rock and punk influences to keep things wailing. Just when it starts to feel like this subgenre’s seen better days, these guys come along and infuse it with some solid tuneage and more than enough attitude. Lords? Not just a clever name, in this case.

 –jimmy (Gearhead)