LOVE EQUALS DEATH: Night Merica: CD

Sometimes it might sound good to me, but I still might not like it. This record was recorded superbly, but I’m just not moved. It kind of flies all over the map. I swear one song reminded me of Billy Idol meets Chemical Romance. Other songs sounded like they were mid-period AFI, Good Riddance, a little Bad Religion and even a little Less Than Jake. They sound like well-accomplished musicians but haven’t really decided on a niche. The last song is an acoustic number that almost seems like they are reaching for the audience that put Rise Against’s Swing Life Away on the modern rock charts. I have to say that I’m going to pass.

 –don (Fat)