Written by GE 138.
The irony of some PR person sending me this to review is not lost on me. I get sent the most random stuff to write up, and most of it ends up in a very neglected and very lonely folder on the hard drive of my computer. When I saw this come in the email one morning, I salivated at the chance to just absolutely rip this band Energy to shreds for even daring to put something like this out, something so unoriginal and safe as doing a Misfits covers EP. Wasn't cool when A.F.I. did it and it's not cool when any band does it now. And with that mindset I followed the download link and popped the ol' MP3's into the iTunes thingy and gave 'em a listen and was taken back a bit. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, which was shocking. Sure, the obvious safe choices were on here, We Are 138, Die Die My Darling, Attitude, and all the other songs that the Metal bands cover, but instead of just emphasizing the speed and ferociousness of the original tunes, they instead focused on the melody of the songs, which was kind of interesting. Really worked on Hollywood Babylon, totally missed the mark on Where Eagles Dare. I don't know a thing about this band, but like I said, this wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Energy's take on these Punk classics is definitely one for the kids who still think playing Misfits covers are 'edgy' and 'sick, braah', but I don't entirely hate this release, so yeah... check it out! :-)
This release can be found on the Energy Bandcamp page, which you can go to by clicking here. "Like" the band's Facebook page by clicking here.
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