2 Sick Monkeys – “Oblivion” double LP
This hardworking bass and drum duo have been slogging it out since 2000. For me, most two-piece bands leave me thinking they’re merely two thirds as good as they could be – but that don’t apply here – the multi tracked bass and a multitude of different guest-vocal contributions really help fill-out the sound. The talent required to pull off such an ambitious double-length album is evident throughout, and the oft-made comparison to the super tight Nomeansno is super right (and I would add Snuff, too). On the whole this is no-nonsense, joyous, intelligent Punk Rock.