What happens when a struggling band like Lifetime finally gets the underground recognition and following it deserves, only to break up soon after its popularity explodes? Simple -- the bandmembers start another group in an attempt to recapture that fame (with some additional help by the tag "featuring ex-members of Lifetime"). Not that the members of Kid Dynamite are riding on the coattails of their previous band -- as a matter of fact, the guitarist is the only former member of Lifetime, but unfortunately it's impossible for them to escape that niche. But they try their hardest with more energy and aggression (dare it be said -- more of an East Coast hardcore sound) under the influences of Gorilla Biscuits and Sick of It All. Sure, there's the occasional moment of harmonized whoa-uh-ohs that are reminiscent of Lifetime, but make no mistake: this is a whole new project that's starting from scratch.
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AllMusic Review by Mike DaRonco