MEATMEN, THE: Savage Sagas from the Meatmen: CD

First new album from this band in almost forever (not counting the “covers” record from a couple years back) finds them in fighting shape and ready to destroy your brain! The first three songs bring the noise from the first note. “Dinosaur,” especially, is sure to be an anthem in their set from this day forward. Tesco is still very irritable, but he waxes nostalgic for the old days in “They Don’t Make ‘Em Anymore.” I love “12 Soft” and the proceedings wrap up with some hash metal on “Wizards of the Oblivion.” Savage, yes—but it rocks harder than day old Pop Rocks!

 –koepenick (Self Destructo)