By Winnebago Deal
Compared to the previous offerings this is not career suicide. Closer to a fully health and safety inspected, politically correct tantrum. This is straight Punk Rock N Roll, with songs about how little they care, and are not going to worry about dying, and how they are just damn crazy man.
"Dead Gone"'s (2005) quick changing riffs and frantic pace sounded different, encouraged excitement and left people wanting more. This release owes more to those Swedish rockers The Helicopters, but with less musicality, and more teenage anger. Which is strange as they must have got older. The previous work with Mondo Generator is sadly no longer evident, and as comparisons with the past are inevitable, they are poorer for it.
They have grown into respectability, all be it with a beer stained black T shirt being proudly worn. Occasionally hinting at frantic changes in riffs, but really this is verse-chorus in structure all the way, with repetitive lyrics. Big in Germany is often used to deride albums, but this one has been released on a German label.
That being said this is Dirty Rock n roll, a scream that makes you want to join in with the rampant energy. There is no shout of 1234, and for the genre this is definitely rawer, with high production values. For traditional punk rock, buy this, for something that shakes up the mind, get Chickenhawk's new album.