Sound — 10
First of all, after listening to this record, I don't know if anybody can deny that Clark Domae (lead guitarist) is one of the best punk, rock, emo, or anything guitarists in the modern rock era. He shows outstanding talents with about a dozen ridiculously speedy solos. By listening closely as well, you can easily notice that Domae is not playing simple power chords like millions of other simple bands, but he writes individual creative riffs for each and every song. He is not the only talent musically for this band. Their lead singer, Scott Sellers matches a couple of Domae's solos creating a double guitar effect that is mind blowing. Drummer Mike Jimenez provides a similar, very fast and consistent showing of excellent fills and other beats. assist Jon Berry is not left out of the swing of things, opening songs with very quick bass solos setting the tone for the listener. The band comes together very well to provide a great sound along with the harmonic vocals and fast-paced action.
Lyrics — 8
Rufio seems to be a slightly Christian band with a "No Crap" tone. In songs such as "Dipshit", Sellers complains that he wants to be "On His Own." In more religious songs, such as "Save The World", they attempt to show people that it is their responsiblility to love God and no one can force them. The singing is very catchy and Sellers has a good voice (only when singing high, his quiet, laid back voice is breathy and lacking volume) and harmony by Berry and Domae gives the band a full sound.
Overall Impression — 10
This band sets a great fast tone for the whole record with the first song "Above Me" (my personal favorite). Other great songs featured are "Dipshit" with great intro on guitar (lead and backup), and "One Slowdance" which shows a slow side to the band and is perfectly done. ufio can be compared to other bands such as "Up and Go" by The Starting Line, "Twenty Three" by Yellowcard, and "M&M's" by blink-182.