Dismal “hardcore” metal with a singer that can’t sing.
–jimmy ([email protected])
I recently came to the realization that the reason I hate so much of the new “street” punk stuff is that I find a lot of the lyrical content to be pathetic, vapid and just plain stupid. I mean really, how alienated can one possibly feel when they hang out only with people who look exactly like them and listen to the exact same bands? As far as
Imagine Pantera’s vocalist singing to the slow parts of a Slayer song.
–jimmy (Indecision, PO Box 5781, Huntington Beach, CA 92815)
A much more focused and flat-out rockin’ album than the first one. There’s considerably more energy in the performance and the hooks are much catchier, as the song “Homicide,” which everyone should know by now, illustrates. There are some B-sides here as well to round things off nicely. Good stuff from long gone days.
A re-release of this long-running band’s first album. The album itself ain’t too shabby, but the real gems on this release are the B-sides to their first few singles, which blow away everything before them.
Kevin Seconds and crew are presented here, recorded live at the Troubador in Los Angeles earlier in the year. The sound quality is great, the performance itself is top-notch and most of the biggie “hits” are here as well (What? No “I Hate Sports?!?”). Best of all, the songs from “The Crew” album don’t sound like they were recorded at the bottom of
Bubble-gummy punk, sorta like a Muffs light with maybe a dash of early Elvis Costello. My initial reaction was to hate it, but I was quickly won over. Hey, the songs are catchy as hell.
–jimmy (Daemon, PO Box 1207, Decatur, GA 30031)