NATIONAL RAZOR: Naked Before God and Country: CD

The charm about this record lies in the fact that it sounds like a decent, fairly young band that’s recorded their album in their friend’s garage or basement studio. Odd thing is that the band’s apparently been together for nearly ten years. It’s rough-around-the-edges pop punk stuff with warbly vocals, apparently recorded entirely live with only two mikes and put out by a label that’s best known for its blues releases. I liked what I heard, but seventeen songs is a lot for something that isn’t totally stellar, and I found my patience growing a bit thin by the end.

 –keith (Mapleshade)