CD Review: Acid Drop – ‘Full Deck’

In this reviewer’s opinion, punk needs to be loud and fast. It needs to be infectious and have you singing along. It needs to put a smile on your face […]

In this reviewer’s opinion, punk needs to be loud and fast. It needs to be infectious and have you singing along. It needs to put a smile on your face while at the same time making you want to go berserk. With their new release, ‘Full Deck’, Acid Drop tick all of these boxes.

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Opening track ‘The Drop In’ kicks off and we’re straight into NOFX-style skate-punk. It’s got the definite feel of a high energy sing-a-long but suffers from a chronic case of the “no vocals”. We can’t help feeling the band have missed a trick here as what could have been a brilliant song is instead relegated to the “redundant intro track” league.

Luckily, ‘Soberphobia’ retains the energy from the first track quite nicely. We’re still firmly in skate-punk territory, although we’re briefly teased with a ska break before the song kicks in properly. The vocals are melodic but with just the right amount of grit. This is a definite sing-a-long song.

‘Times Of Apathy’ has a much more sedate opening than the previous tracks. The “woah-oh-oh” backing vocals in the intro are precision engineered to make you sing along. It strikes us that for all the high-energy punk shenanigans on display, every song so far has been extremely well-crafted.

The songs continue in a similar fashion. Some of the song writing puts us in mind of Bad Religion, especially ‘Birth Buy Die’ and ‘Johnny’. ‘Conceited Beliefs’ meanwhile, is another fast sing-a-long and ‘Kids Of The Rebellion’ is sure to be stuck in your head long after listening.

What we have here is a release that showcases Acid Drop’s song-writing prowess while still maintaining the right levels of energy and beer-fuelled sing-a-long mayhem. Punktacular.

 

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