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Final Notice

Self-titled CDR-EP

Skunkative Records

Genres: punk, punk rock, street punk

Nov 25 - Dec 1 2002

Nice. This CDR is comprised of five songs by punk band Final Notice, who boast a very fast, powerful sound that really works well. Blending the sounds of old eighties street punk with the more modern elements of punk rock, they have very enjoyable style.

"Repeat That" is a speedy punk song that brings to mind comparisons to the US Bombs and Rancid. "Tragedy" has a similar sound, except with a more distorted guitar part and poorer recording quality. When the singer bellows out "Let's GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO," it really hits a strong point. "We Suck," then, has a great mood to it, starting off fast and then bringing it down a notch; the transition works perfectly. After it comes "Refused and Abused," a bash-em-up track that is sure to get any audience jumping around and punching. Finally comes "Lost & Found," an instrumental that just pounds forth mercilessly until the end.

Though this has all been done before, Final Notice do have a very nice, powerful sound. The recording quality is terrible, the lyrics are potent and offensive, and the songs are criminally short - this is punk, baby!


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 5 tracks; distributed by the label]