THIS IS BRAINWASH: Self-titled: CD

A self-described “Anglo-Hispanic” supergroup comprised of former members of Older Than Dirt, Parade Of Enemies, Cerebros Exprimidos, Disease, and TV21 here. Most of the tunes fall within the mid-tempo range, with the occasional thrasher thrown in to break things up a bit. As with many other releases by bands with a bit of road under their tootsies, there is a bit more of an emphasis on the “rock” in punk rock, which can both introduce a bit more sophistication and muddy things up a bit, and this is no exception—things are strongest and decidedly more interesting when they’re either kicking into overdrive or mining more experimental terra, but on the whole what’s here isn’t particularly objectionable, even on the occasions when it feels less than inspired. 

 –jimmy (This Is Brainwash)