SINK THE BISMARK: Sine Metu: CD / LP

Originality or commercial viability? Unfortunately, as is too often the case with albums I review, it’s usually the latter (or in many cases, neither). I’m not sure if Sink The Bismark is commercially viable, but they do seem to have a lot of what I hear from bands I don’t like that many others assure me are popular: a clean, emo, pop punk sound that reminds me of some band that would have been on Drive-Thru Records a few years back. Ten songs and thirty-nine minutes of music I would have probably enjoyed more if I was in high school in the early 2000s and/or knew these guys and could overlook generic moderation.

 –kurt (ihatepunkrock.net)