Album Reviews

Useless ID - Symptoms
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 00:00
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Four years after the release of “The Lost Broken Bones”, these yarmulke-wearing punkrockers  are back with a new album called “Symptoms”. Over the years they’ve tweaked their sound here and there, but never strayed too far off the beaten path. So if you liked them before, “Symptoms” is a safe bet.

How come? Well, these guys always had a knack for writing energetic yet extremely melodic pop-punk songs and even though the tracks on here are a little darker and slightly more aggressive, everything I liked about this band still shines through in every single song. Picture a pissed off version of No Use For A Name and you’ve got it figured out. And just like NUFAN, these guys are now part of the Fat Wreck family which will hopefully lead to them finally getting the recognition they deserve!

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.