VICE PIRATE: Discovering the Origin of Language: CDEP

These guys sound a lot like Rise Against, which would be okay in my book, but add in some more technical bits (à la latter day Strung Out) and it can start to lurch precariously between being good, like Smoke or Fire, or bad, like Paramore. My main problem with the band lies in the fact that I can’t get into the vocalist, who has too much of the nü-emo forced angst, bordering-on-whiny sound going on for my taste. I guess, given the right circle, these guys could get big, but I’m not feeling it too much.

 –Adrian (Pee)