Australia’s Hightime is back at it with “Mother Crab”, their first album since 2011’s “Ishe Prende”. Starting off the album is the instrumental “Cangrejo Madres” and if you’ve ever wondered what a spaghetti western soundtrack would sound like when played by a fast-as-fuck punkrock band, then Hightime has the answer for you.
From there on this female-fronted outfit mixes up more melodic punkrock with ska (“Make The Save”, “The Fever”), skacore (“Money Hog”) and reggae (“Turn It Around”) and end up with a pretty diverse bunch of songs. While they are definitely not doing a bad job, the songs didn’t really stay with me afterwards and lack that little something to make them truly memorable. Fans of bands like Sublime might want to check out “Mother Crab”, but it didn’t manage to captivate me entirely.