MISTREATERS, THE: Playa Hated to the Fullest: CD

I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this. I checked out their website and, well, they had one too many beards for my liking (Oh, how scientific I am!). It just made me suspicious. What are they trying to hide? I’m still sure there’s something, but they’re sure as hell not hiding their ability to rock. From the first notes to the last, this packs a punch. His vocals get very Blag-y on their cover of “Good Thing.” Throughout the rest, everything is raw and bluesy mixed with power. I bet they’d be killer live. I just wish you could hear the bass more. It’s kind of hidden in the recording.

 –megan (Estrus)