DEATH LOTTERY: EPII: EP

Fast and scrappy band with blown-out vocals and blistering guitars. Sometimes it seems like the dual guitarists are in two different bands, mostly because of the effects they throw on their six strings. The recording is really bare bones with a lot of reverb and distortion. Every now and then I get the feeling they’re trying to cover up some mistakes, but the majority of it is so sloppy that I truly doubt that’s the case. These guys are just a supercharged party band with lots of fuzz. Then there’s the fourth track that squeezes some surf leads into the song. I could see it fitting somewhere within the Sub Pop realm. Nice bonus to have included not just a personalized hand screened sticker, but also Wade Boggs’s all star card. Party on, dudes. –Kayla Greet (FBI)