ULTRAMATICS, THE: MK Ultra: 7” EP

Lyrically, we’re not exactly talkin’ rocket science here, with subject matter focused primarily on metalhead girlfriends, improved living via the MK Ultra program, and a number of assorted people who they would like to see go away. Musically, this falls squarely into the Ramones-inspired end of the pop punk pool, with guitars a-buzzin’ and the tempos a-middlin’. Somehow it all works to their advantage and, in the case of the song “Magnetic,” they’ve actually come up with a nice ditty worthy of being played at excessive volumes.

 –jimmy (The Ultramatics)