GOOD THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY, THE: Algorithm Blues: LP/CD

These Norwegians have a terrible band name but redeem themselves a bit with the album title. They also manage to engage me with the majority of the album after a bit of a shaky start. It’s a metal/punk crossover but with the former being the more prominent sound, and I found with the first three tracks it was almost a case of the band trying to nail down how to put those together in a cohesive way. Once that is sorted though, the album becomes more my kind of thing, especially those tracks featuring a greater punk focus. –Rich Cocksedge (Fysisk Format, [email protected], fysiskformat.no)