Jun 06, 2014

Pop punk with lyrics about vampires and unicorns, but with songwriting strong enough that any ridiculously silly lyrics aren’t that big of a deal. The lineup has three singers, one of which is Skottie of The Creeps and Crusades fame, so I was sold on this before I even listened to it. Knowing those two bands is a pretty good benchmark for what The Visitors sound like. Honestly, the strongest moments of the record come when bassist Erin takes the mic and delivers her lines with a croon akin to Sturgeon from the Soviettes. The songs are varied in delivery and intent, with one track even sounding like a punk and power metal hybrid, complete with fantasy lyrics. Grade: A- 

 –Bryan Static (It’s Alive)