one hand, I like the angular rawness, the borderline hardcore power
and energy, the breaks and change-ups. But the overall dissonance
loses me, along with guttural scream vocals and rather thin recording.
Then there's the subject matter. Songs like "Over a Hustle"
and "The Don, the Beater, the Daun Bratty" seem like a
stretch coming from a bunch of guys from Kalamazoo. Sorry, but I
don't buy it. If these guys want to scream in anger, they can at
least scream in anger over something they know about and not something
they saw on TV.
Posted Dec. 31,
2002. Copyright © 2002 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.
overall dissonance loses me, along with guttural scream vocals
and rather thin recording."