Sound — 7
Yet another great album from the greatest street-punk band in punk music today, The Casualties. If you are a Casualties fan then you know that this, like most of their other albums, will be a mix of scratchy and very brash vocals and lyrics, amazingly great sounding bass lines, fast and distorted yet cleanly put together guitar riffs, and beautiful rolling drum beats. They are one of my favorite bands in punk rock right now and will always no matter how much people say they suck, they will always rule the street punk world.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics are just like other albums: angry, raw, politcal, and understandibly truthful. Jorge's voice is just like all the other albums. If you really listen to the lyrics, you will most likely agree with what they are saying. The lyrics are a perfect fit with punk rock. Jorge may not sound good to everyone though. You have to have a liking for hardcore punk yelling and screaming to like his voice. The lyrics range from songs about the down-on-their-luck like in "Down And Out" to songs about about being neglected from the world view like in "Social Outcast". So really it is just like most other Casualties songs.
Overall Impression — 7
This album compared to other artists is better than most stuff out there right now. To me the most impressive songs are "Social Outcast" with Jake's (their guitarist) really fast riffs in the beginning and spread out all throughout the song. "On City Streets" for the great bass line in the intro. Really to me all of the songs are impressive but pick it up and use your own mind to tell you what is good and what isn't.