ROGUE NATIONS, THE: American Ruins, The: 7”

Boys definitely got their hearts in the right place—lyrically, it’s punk to its core, vilifying or celebrating everything from Pat Robertson and the religious right to Alice Bag, respectively. Musically it reminds me of a few early-‘90s bands like Face Of Decline or Eightball; bands with crystal clear, nasally vocals, obvious, to-the-point lyrical attacks and odd little guitar quirks thrown in at the end of a riff. It’s decent stuff, I suppose, but kind of went in one ear and out the other; just lacked that the necessary fuel that’d guarantee repeated listens.

 –keith (Suicide Watch)