PULLING PUNCHES: Lighten Up, Burn It Down: CD-R

I hesitate to say this, but the packaging of this CD was DIY to a fault: burnt onto a CD-R and a badly photocopied cover. That being said, the recording quality was impressive and not at all reflective of the disappointing packaging that I received in the mail. The album features riff-o-rama guitars, a killer drummer, and a vocalist whose voice might make it on a primetime, major network vocal contest like The Voice or American Idol. Truth be told, this is not my jam at all, but the music is high quality and there is an audience for it somewhere. 

 –John Mule (Self-released)