So i was reading some of the negative reviews of this album and at first i couldn’t believe what i was reading. I mean, how could so many people not like one of my favorite bands. Well, it’s simple really. It seems like there are all of these expectations of what superjoint should or shouldn’t be.
Some people think that they should sound like pantera because of phil… some think that they should sound like black flag since the flag were an admitted influence… still others think that maybe they should sound like eyehategod just because jimmy bower is in the band.
The fact is, they don’t sound like any one band. They are doing their own thing, even if it isn’t the most popular thing. Certainly, they aren’t the most technically proficient band, and by no means are they the hardest band around. They do however, have attitude, energy, and some great lyrics(no, not profound, either you get it or you don’t).
If you like bands like down, eyehategod, crowbar, black flag, acid bath, soilent green, or black sabbath, chances are you will like these guys. Just don’t buy the cd expecting a copy of anybody else.
…by the way the production value is excellent on this recording. Dave Fortman produced “lethal dose” with the same clarity as with “confederacy of ruined lives” by eyehategod. (this is a good thing, for those of you not familiar with that album)