Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Audit in Progress
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Real Rock Music
Billy Mendoza | Virginia Beach, VA USA | 12/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pure masterpiece. Evolved from the colon banging Automatic Midnight, and more in-your-face than the experimental Suicide invoice, Audit in Progress' guitar swashbuckling and machine gun drumming will rock you from your crypt after you've died from being blown away from the awesomeness that is Hot Snakes. Reis' rad riffs will slap you like you stole something, while Mario's drum grooves attack your ears like chinese water torture causing your ears to orgasm... TWICE! The low end from Wood's bass sustains the high down-stroke-per minute pulse while shaking the meat of your bones. Froberg's signature howl blasts and and soars melodically leaving you hoarse trying to replicate his awesome vocals while driving your '93 Corolla to the closest gas station to pick up some smokes. In conclusion, if you want to listen to music that's easy and light, don't come here! Because the Hot Snakes will rock you harder than a rickety roller coaster!"
Hot Snakes + a dash of pop = a fine album
David L. Smith | San Diego, CA | 11/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This new release from San Diego's Hot Snakes is probably their finest to date. Each album shows their growth and this one may be their most mature and complete album yet. I never thought i'd say it, but this release adds an almost new element, a dash of pop. Now, dont be scared away by this: it's a good thing. The songs are strong as ever, and if anything the structure of the songs has improved and the music is becoming increasingly tight. Sickening tight. The radio will never be ready for the Hot Snakes, and maybe that's the point. Kreative Kontrol indeed. 4 1/2 stars."
(****1/2) Great effort for their third release.
Kevin Satterwhite | Houston, TX United States | 10/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hot Snakes first two releases ("Automatic Midnight" & "Suicide Voice") simply, but adequately, put are `bad *** records'. Both I would rate five stars with the amazon.com system, but I've immediately digressed. This review is for their new release "Audit In Progress".
Much like "Automatic Midnight" starting off with "If Credit's What Matters...", "Audit In Progress" starts off with the pulsating, extremely loud "Braintrust". With the album introductory track, you get the realization that you're going to be hearing more of the same from these guys, which in this case isn't necessarily a bad thing. While the overall feel is the same, there are some noticeable differences, miniscule, but apparent. For example: I feel this album has a bit more of a faster pace than both their previous releases. Add to that that more than half the tracks on this album do not exceed three minutes, it radiates a more Sultans or Rocket From The Crypt (sans the horns) feel rather than Hot Snakes.
Overall though, I recommend it if you enjoyed Hot Snakes first two releases. My pick for best of show without needing the slightest consideration is "Kreative Kontrol"; it's got the pounding drums and sublime guitar work we HS fans are accustomed to hearing. And its basic lyrical context makes it a staple song to show to all your buddies diluting in the mainstream the real reason why most indie bands remain independent.
Other stand out tracks includes "Hi-Lites", "Audit In Progress", "Hatchet Job", "Retrofit", "Braintrust", and "Plenty For All".
Added Note: I would rate this album a half point lower than Hot Snakes previous two releases simply because the standout tracks on the album (apart from the amazing "Kreative Kontrol") are not as good as those on their previous albums, but nevertheless are enjoyable."