PRICKS, THE: Maximum S&M: CD

Mar 07, 2011

The ‘50s style pin-up model artwork had me fearing I would have to review some neo-rockabilly album, which I was not looking forward to. Instead, The Pricks deliver twenty three tracks of raging speed punk in under half an hour, with only one song lasting more than two minutes. Reminds me of modern era bands like Zeke, Speedealer, and the Candy Snatchers, with clear references to ‘80s hardcore pioneers like Negative Approach and Black Flag. That being said, The Pricks do not approach the brilliance of any of those legendary acts. The songs are somewhat typical in an unexceptional way and the shrill vocals began to wear on me during repeated plays.

 –Jake Shut (Rockstar)