(VLAD AND) THE IMPALERS: Self-titled: CD

Jan 06, 2009

Woah, this one is all over the place! Some absolutely great moments and some downright head-scratchers on this one. I’m digging the yellin‘, not so much the singing. This one is all over the friggin’ map. Even the token ska song! It’s 1998 again! They surprisingly pull it off without completely throwing off the album. Pop punk, vampire/zombie shit, speedy punk’n’roll. I’m seeing this mix of sounds within one band more and more lately, and I’m not sure if I enjoy it. Vlad gets the stamp of approval this time around, but next time I wanna see them pick a sound! The faster and rougher, the better. 

 –Will Kwiatkowski (Geykido Comet, www.gcrecords.com)

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