SLUGZ: Empty Space: 7″ EP

Something about the cover—a fuzzy pic of someone’s face, the title, and the band’s name—said “I sound like early 1980s punk,” and I guess there’s a bit of that in there, but it ain’t exactly a moldy throwback. Things are kept at an even mid-tempo with chord changes a bit more complex than the usual box pattern variants, the lyrics are shouted from beginning to end, and the band attacks full force. Not quite was I was expecting, but what they’re serving up is nonetheless quite tasty.

 –jimmy (Cowabunga)