PIPEDOWN: Mental Weaponry: CD

I still have a copy of their Enemies of Progress CD that I reviewed awhile ago. Let’s see what I notice here after slapping this puppy into the player. First off, a maturity is showing in their song writing. The songs are so much stronger than their previous release. Kind of like modern day AFI meets the Refused in how they are approaching their musicianship. A lot of riffing, changes and vocal interplay while still maintaining a melody is what’s going on here. It’s hard to believe they recorded in the same studio as their previous release because the production is so much stronger here. I think this one is going into the CD changer in the car now. I like what I’m hearing.

 –don (A-F)