Kill Your Idols

Funeral for a Feeling

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Shouted vocals, screaming guitars, and hyperpounded drums, all the hallmarks of hardcore are here. A different aspect of Kill Your Idol's Funeral for a Feeling, though, is that it seems much more crouched in late-'90s pop-punk than anything out of the '80s D.C. scene. Like most So-Cal pop-punk releases, the tracks suffer from a limited tempo range; it's always the same damn drum pounding. While it's interesting to see that hardcore has infiltrated the Epitaph/Fat Wreck camp, Funeral for a Feeling seems more like good hardcore to give to your pop-punker little brother. After he's acclimated to this, hook him up with Minor Threat. As for this album, while some tracks are good and stand apart from the thumping morass, a general sense of "feh" is the end judgement.

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