RIVER RAID, THE: In a Forest: CD

This record is a combination of all the things I hate in music. The songs are comprised of generic keyboard loops smeared over generic power chord guitar riffs. It sounds as if it falls into the category of what I understand to be the new “dark wave.” I’m a fan of the bands that influenced this type of music—such as Killing Joke and New Order—so I asked a friend to play The Faint to see if I just wholly do not understand this type of redux. I could understand why someone would like The Faint. I do not understand why anyone would like this.

 –Billups Allen (Sunset, theriverraid.com)