Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

Gave Me the Clap
Crash Romeo
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 3/29/2008 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Don't Kill The Magic
Magic!


Strange Desire
Bleachers


Isolate and Medicate
Seether

About a year and a half ago, Alternative Addiction had a chance to interview Crash Romeo but the main interviewer... he kind of dropped the ball on his shot. I can say I definitely regret that now. Crash Romeo's second record for Trustkill Records "Gave Me the Clap" is one of my favorite punk offerings so far this year. The songs are excellent but not over produced and all in all the band's offering reminded me of one of my favorite bands to ever be in the genre; Diffuser. I only say this because like Diffuser used their rhythm section slightly different than any other punk band did before. It wasn't a steady beat like you normally hear. The drums were slightly menacing and unpredictable and the guitars were so prevalent it was almost like hearing a second vocalist... that's what Crash Romeo is on "Gave Me the Clap." Ryan Webber is a madman on drums and Steve Andersonís guitar lines throughout "Gave Me the Clap" are sick. The only problem I have with "Gave Me the Clap" is frontman Travis Webber, while fronting the band admirably, Webber does lose some steam on some of the songs- there are places here where he made good songs normal and great songs good. I don't know if that's due to the producer dropping the ball on the vocal tracking or what, but vocally there are bits of pieces on this album that are a little shaky. All of that aside, Webber writes some great songs, and he does a good job for most of the record and he's definitely helped out by a very talented group behind him. Crash Romeo's "Gave Me the Clap" isn't the only pop punk album we're going to see released this year, but it could come out to be in the upper echelon of the best that this year has had to offer.

Upcoming Releases
Colony House (July 22)
Young Rising Sons (July 22)
Nightmare And The Cat (July 22)
Adelitas Way (July 29)
Twin Forks (Aug 5)
Godsmack (Aug 5)
Spoon (Aug 5)
Andy Grammer (Aug 5)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 18)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)
The Gaslight Anthem (Aug 19)
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)

In Stores Now
Rise Against (July 15)
Big Wreck (July 15)
Bleachers (July 15)
Dirty Heads (July 8)
Theory of a Deadman (July 7)
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (July 4)
Bad Suns (July 1)
Seether (July 1)
NONONO (July 1)
Anberlin (June 23)
Linkin Park (June 17)
The Downtown Fiction (June 17)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC