Shane Ledesma | 04/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry to all you guys that love Primus so much, but the Lester Claypool that produced this album is not the same guy with the big bass. that of course doesn't change the fact that this record rocks the house- turn it up and listen to just the into for "a little each day" and see if your heart rate doesn't jump up!"
The Few The Proud
Doug Brunell | A little south of Hell | 04/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ST's second outing is far more metal than its first ... and it works. It took the sound created with the self-titled release and made it more emotional and primal. The overt politics were practically ditched in favor of introspection, which irritated a few of the less intellectual fans. Not to say "Join the Army" is for Ivory Tower elite. Far from it. It is, however, for people who want a little more out of life than just swilling beer and watching the game ... but who also enjoy a good fight.
This album set the tone for ST's future ... for the most part. The band got a little softer with future releases, and lost what once made it great. But anyone going to high school when this came out, and who liked punk/metal music, probably listened to this a few times a week as it captured that spirit perfectly.