ZOOPARTY: UpOn9: CD

It warms my heart when I see Scandinavians flinging quality rock at me that isn’t black metal. From the opening notes, Zooparty suffuse the ears with up-tempo tunes that fall somewhere in the rock spectrum between garage and bar. Punk, with hints of ‘77, but not quite. Certainly not a foray into cock-rockery in any way. I’ve heard this record from a bunch of different bands before—from start to finish it’s a solid punk’n’roll outing. When that’s done right, as is the case here, I never get tired of it. All in all, this is quite a good record except for one clunky stab at a slow, crooning ballad that completely falls flat. I’m more than willing to overlook that, though. Good work, men! 

 –Eric Carlson (Dead Lamb)