REBEL SPELL, THE: Days of Rage: CD

Jun 22, 2007

What starts out sounding like Crashdog meets Dropkick Murphys meets AFI, plays out via sing-along, dirty punk with a solid political backbone and pop edge. The ten songs here clock in at just less than thirty minutes. Seemingly every song contains a fast, short, punk guitar solo and pretty straight-forward structure. Lyrics are included, as are explanations for each song including one about how Ronald Reagan was behind John Lennon’s assassination since Lennon was such a powerful proponent of peace. A nice booklet layout and a video of live clips are included. Nothing here blows me out of the water, but this is fun, energetic, and definitely reminiscent of the better aspects of old Avail and AFI.

 –kurt (