On their latest release, H2O tackle a bunch of covers from bands that have inspired them like 7 Seconds, Sick Of It All, Descendents, Gorilla Biscuits and Madball among others. Skarhead did a similar thing a while ago and I’m glad to say that “Don’t Forget Your Roots” turned out a whole lot better.
Toby Morse and his friends give all of the songs the H2O treatment, meaning there are plenty of loud guitars and everything comes with a poppy edge. Other than those elements, these really are ‘just’ covers… they stay pretty true to the originals. Of course you can always start a discussion about whether or not albums like this one serve a purpose but hey, it’s here, it sounds pretty good and I have better things to do than start pointless discussions.