Mar 29, 2011

This compilation has a little bit of everything. There’s some metal, hardcore, punk, and acoustic numbers. For a compilation put out by a community college radio station, it sounds about like you would expect: average recording, average talent, a song that starts with a throat-shedding scream that then throws in a jangly, ska influenced guitar riff—you know, the usual. My favorite part on the comp was on the song by the band Count The Hours that contains a line that states, “1,2,3,4,5,6,7—all God’s children go to Heaven.” This is pleaded in intense hardcore vocals. It comes across as pretty funny, which I’m guessing was not the intention. I used to see a lot of bands like this in high school and college. I’m not so interested in listening to them anymore.

 –kurt (