TRANSISTOR TRANSISTOR: Ruined Lives: CD

I’ve heard my fair share of screamy hardcore the past few years and as I listened to Transistor Transistor (who used to be a snotty rock and roll band) all I could think of was a quote from Ian MacKaye in Instrument. He’s speaking in between songs to some kids who are slam-dancing and causing a ruckus but in the quote I replaced dancing with “screamy hardcore” and it sums up my feelings on this album. “We’ve never seen anything like that crazy, crazy screamy hardcore before. Actually, it’s just boring as hell. So knock it off and let’s all have a good time.”

 –kurt (Level-Plane, www.level-plane.com)