Written by GE 138.
hahahaha I once did a review on a release by The Killers that consisted solely of the letters "hahahaha" written over and over about a thousand times, and I'm fighting back the urge to do the same with this review, but I'm not gonna, because I actually got something to say about it - go figure, right? Right!
First off, billing this compilation as featuring "Vegas' Hottest New Upcoming Bands' is a bit of a stretch, ain't it? I mean, most of the bands on here have been around since like forever, 10+ years or more, I mean, at what point are you not "upcoming" anymore? LOL If you've been around for, oh, I dunno, say 2 years or so, then you're not really "upcoming", now are you? No you are not. Buttholes. So if you dredge away the sad old regurgitated fat music that is made up of what the older Local bands are offering on here and are in no way shape or form "upcoming" or even the "hottest" when you get right down to it, you're left with a trio of bands that are worth mentioning on this compilation. Beer Pressure have been around a couple of years, putting out split releases and gigging with the wrong type of bands, so you probably haven't heard of them, but they turn in a pretty rocking tune on here called No Peace Of Mind that sounds like every Lower Class Brats song you've ever heard. Drinking Water, a great band from the Eastside of Vegas I believe, have a song called Breathe EZ which is very whiny vocals Fat Wreck Chords like but not bad, and then there's Anti-Vision, a band who is carrying the hopes and dreams of the all ages scene here in Vegas on their skinny young backs, and their song Wolfmann In Amerika is pretty funny rocking stuff that reminded me of Government Issue for some reason. I assume the song is about Cody, right? hahahaha Cool stuff. This compilation could have easily been a 7", which would of been a cooler thing to do with this music, than some vehicle for a graveyard label looking for another excuse to push it's tired old acts on an unsuspecting young bands supporters. Maybe the next installment of Desert Rats With Baseball Bats can contain more good unsigned Local bands instead of boring old acts already signed to the label. Maybe.
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