Ah, don't you just love those people that paid attention to science
class. Well, I had to get a bad observation in somewhere. Only thing
that is really bad here. Formed by Toby Morse who, I believe, used to
roadie for top shoutie blokes, and one of the best live acts on the
planet, Sick of It All, this is the second album by H2O.
If the thought of SOIA immediately strikes fear into you, then don't
let it worry you, this has more in common with say CIV and Quicksand
than the more abrasive sound of SOIA. Also, the songs are probably more
instantly recognisable as that.
When an album contains 16 songs, and lasts for only 30 minutes, you
just know that nothing is going to outstay it's welcome, and indeed,
From the opening burst of Universal Language, you're next thrown to the
very CIV like Everready. Other highlights on the album for me are Go
(another bloody song that sounds familiar), This Time, Friend, A+. Ah,
the whole damn thing is good.
Friendship and looking out for one another is a common theme in the
hardcore fraternity, and lyrically this album is no different with the
quote my friends look out for me like family adorning the
collage of tattoo pictures on the CD sleeve.
The band are doing a short tour of the UK in May, and you just know that those are going to be incredible live experiences.