YEAR OF THE FIST: Revive Me: CD

Halfway between Sleater-Kinney and The Measure [SA]. Year Of The Fist delivers a full length of mostly mid-tempo punk-tinged rock songs. Listeners might find more in common with X and Joan Jett records than a modern punk act. The record itself is well recorded and the musicians play well together, but the songwriting makes this little more than a fun local act you might see. Not to say that the entire album is full of clunkers. Being charitable, I’d say this record is about half good. This is probably just a matter of taste. The band members seem more interested in riff-oriented ’70s guitar rock than I would ever be. –Gwen Static (Hearton, heartonrecords.com)