RED ALERT: Excess All Areas: CD

Nice enough poppy oi from a band that’s been around forever. While the songs aren’t as immediately crucial as some of their previous work has been, and I ain’t too hip on the metal guitars that seep in here and there, I wholly appreciate the substantive lyrics that accompany the riffage, something that is lacking much too often in punk rock anymore. If yer a fan, you won’t be disappointed. If you haven’t heard ’em, I recommend you start with The Best of Red Alert and proceed from there.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)