The Best Punk Band of the Decade
Mark | MA USA | 02/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"That's right, the Boils are my number one pick of punk rock from the 90's. They take the best elements of multiple sub-genres of punk and mix it together in a unique and exhilirating way. The belted-out choruses are courtesy of such street punk/Oi! bands as Blitz, the speed and fury are similar to bands like Violent Society, and the tempo changes and breakdowns are reminiscent of hardcore punk along the lines of Agnostic Front or Minor Threat. The lyrics are both poetic and immediate, full of insightful social commentary without resorting to awkward slogans and political labels. This album is a flawless synthesis of all the great punk that came before them, and one of the few examples where punk has *improved* since the eighties. Buy this album, and see these guys live if you ever get the chance. In ten years people will talk about these guys the same way they talk about the Dead Kennedys now."