LIPID: Freak Beat: CS

“Have Another Beer with a Band that Sounds like Fear.” Decent but ultimately unremarkable. I feel like seeing these guys live would be a different experience. Maybe it’s just the recording, but it didn’t sound like it had the right kind of energy. It just felt a little limp. Sometimes recordings just don’t happen at the right moment. That’s just speculation, of course. At its best, this release sounds like a more musically complex Circle Jerks. I could see their next release being a lot more engaging if they play to their strengths. –Gwen Static (Vinyl Conflict, vinylconflict.com)