MEN, THE: We Are the Men: 12"

May 21, 2010

This record is leaving me a bit perplexed. It has some good qualities—blown-out guitars, solid rhythm section, incomprehensible vocals, a song called “Sketchy Pussy.” It also has some not-so-good qualities—riffs that are too repetitive and predictable, and a song called “The Man” that has a crappy intro and sentimental, emo vocal tone. I can’t tell if they aspire to Brainbombs heights or Promise Ring’s first album lows. It’s time for a band meeting, The Men, where you can sort out your sonic direction and move forward accordingly. Until then, the jury is out (and listening to Mayyors).

 –benke (Self-released,