STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 176055-28472 LABEL: Thumper Punk FORMAT: CD EP
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
When California-based punk rockers CPR (full name Christian Punk Rock) originally released this three-track EP in 2018, they intimated that they weren't happy with the vocal balance and have therefore carried out a swiftly remixed re-release, with the same sleeve but the tracks in a different order. Whilst the vocals are now very much up front and in your face, it's still quite difficult to make out what front man Greg Hill (aka Jet Wilson) is actually saying thanks to his yelled delivery and the manic cacophony of all that's going on behind him. As far as can be made out, the opener "Fire The Fire" is a call to arms whilst the similarly-themed "Rally The Troops" alludes to matters of spiritual warfare. If you're looking for musical subtlety, I doubt whether you'd be investigating Californian punk rock anyway. But if you're a punk rocker, young or old, and want something with the ferocious drive of the genre, this will be worth checking out.
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