Sunday, 24 January 2016

STRUNG OUT - 'Transmission. Alpha. Delta' review



STRUNG OUT - 'Transmission. Alpha. Delta' review


"So, the sticker on the cover of this states that 'two years in the making, STRUNG OUT are back with a career-defining masterpiece', which is somewhat of an exaggeration in my opinion, but this is still, as expected, pretty damn great. It sounds a lot like the stuff that appeared on their last couple of albums; crisp, tight, polished skate-punk that fuses twiddly metallic guitar work with a load of pace and energy, big melodies, and some huge choruses. and having been listening to these guys since I was in school, it's great to hear how everything has culminated into this cohesive sound that doesn't really sound like anyone else (not least because of Jason's ace vocal style). There are some real crackers on here in the form of super catchy opener 'Rats in the Walls', 'Black Maps', and the intro to 'Nowheresville' is every skatepunkers dream; utter perfection. If you dig Fat Wreck style melodic punk with the twiddles of stuff like THE HUMAN PROJECT and THIS IS A STANDOFF, or simply like what they've done on recent previous albums, then I definitely recommend picking this up. Hard to believe these guys are in their forties and still writing such technical and relevant punk rock."