ROGUE NATIONS, THE: Be Your Own Rogue Nation: LP

This band from Charlotte, NC has a feel for early ‘80s punk: mid tempo songs that veer into the melodic, poppy area, but with guitars that veer away with jarring and jerking riffs. The vocals add the majority of the melody and are what stands out on the songs. This recording has a very live feel, like you are right there at a bar show. It’s not really my cup of tea but I can find no faults. This is definitely one of those bands you have to check out first to see how it rates on your taste meter.

 –don (Suicide Watch)