SUSPICIOUS BEASTS: Used to Be Beautiful: LP

Remember ten or so years ago when Snuffy Smiles was churning out bands that were digesting the current trends of U.S. punk and spitting them back out with added Japanese flair, many times even surpassing the original sounds? Suspicious Beasts carries on this tradition sans the Snuffy Smiles label, instead opting for a German label release. I don’t see any band ever surpassing Reigning Sound doing what they do, but throw some Too Much Guitar and Teengenerate together, add a dash of rock’n’roll swagger, and you’ve got a record destined to find its way on to the repeat stack. 

 –Matt Seward (Alien Snatch!)