SICK ELECTRIC: Haywire: CD

This band’s songs are populated by lyrics that seem like they were thrown together because they sounded neat, rather than to put forth any particular meaning. The first line you hear is, “Grab your board and ride the wave… straight to the grave!” That’s about as cool as they get. Each line is followed by an exclamation point. Some are followed by two or three exclamation points. Do you really need to use so many exclamation points in lyrics printed in a booklet with a rock CD? No, you don’t. Of course, you don’t need to put out boring indie hardcore CDs either, but this band went right ahead and did it anyway.

 –mp (Self-released)