SMD: The Devil Made Me Do It: CD

Wow, what a difference a few years make. Last thing I heard from these guys was a CDs-worth of boozy, good natured, but ultimately nondescript hardcore. This disc, however, demonstrates a marked improvement light years from that earlier release, with tempos ratcheted way the fuck up, more thoughtful lyrical content, and the introduction of a bit more metal in the geetars. The result recalls the glory days of metallic L.A. punk bands like Bloodcum, Pig Children, and others who managed to toss a lead into the mix without sacrificing the “core” in “hardcore.” Calling this impressive would be an understatement.

 –jimmy (Six Weeks)