ZATOPEKS: About Bloody Time: CD

Finally…Zatopeks are back with more of their high energy pop punk. Singer Will DeNiro’s snarly delivery almost gives the songs a Buzzcocks feel at times but as a whole they stick with the mid-tempo, polished sound they’re famous for. Some of the songs veer off their usual path like “Acetate” which has a definite ‘50s vibe to it or “Life Is Elsewhere” with its New Model Army type intro. They also show a hint of streetrock in songs “Wait For The Fall” and “Chequerboard”. All in all, another solid effort from these U.K. punks. The catchy, solid punk tunes included here made the wait for this new album well worth it. 

 –Brent Nimz (It’s Alive)