BAD NERVE: The Lost Ones: LP

Excellent punk rock that comes at you hard, but with severely strong tunefulness, and played at varying tempos for maximum impact. For only three people (Jonas Lyxzen, guitarist from DS-13 is playing drums here) they make a sonic ruckus. The songs are tightly wound and can change pace without missing a beat. Songs come on fast and in your face, then the next they shift down to something a little more mid tempo, such as the frantic “We Are the Lost Ones,” to the masher “There Was No Golden Age.” My favorite track here is “Not a Perfect World.” It’s the most poppy of the set but with a melancholy side. The backing vocals from Melody Almroth elevate this song to the next level, and give it more depth. If you’re a fan of bands like the Red Dons and Masshysteri, then seek this one out. –Matt Average (Ny Våg, [email protected])