Thursday, 7 January 2016

REHASHER - 'Make The Noise' CD review


REHASHER - 'Make The Noise' CD review


"For those that aren't already aware, REHASHER is the side project of Roger Lima of LESS THAN JAKE, and whilst eschewing any ska influences, he goes all out Fat Wreck style skate-punk that is fast, melodic, catchy, and packed full of sing-a-long choruses that grab you pretty much instantly. I always thought Roger was just part of this band, but it turns out he does everything on here except play the drums, which is pretty bloody impressive. I grew up loving LTJ (and especially Roger's voice) and skatepunk, so this band is a real dream for me, and there were some songs on the album 'Off Key Melodies' that were utter perfection in speed, intensity, and really passionate vocals, and though this collection of songs comes down a notch in those areas, this is still awesome melodic punk rock how it should be done. 'On the Way to Get to You' is one of the most infectious tunes I've heard him sing, 'S's B-day' offers a change of pace that breaks up the speed nicely, 'How to Lose Yourself' and 'Waste My Words' show off Roger's guitar chording skills (those in the verse of the latter are beautiful) whereas 'Right Here Right Now' (one of my faves on here) is a brilliant and welcome return to form in break neck speed and intensity. Whether you like LTJ or not, if you love skatepunk, you really should pick up this as well as previous releases. Great stuff."

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