There are only two degrees of separation with the American Plague, as the band's singer, Jaw, played drums in Undead, the post-Misfits vehicle for Bobby Steele. The Misfits are a logical starting point for his latest group, as the Knoxville trio proffers spunky punk with a ton of melodies (though never in the Epitaph mold at all; more like Pegboy if they were pissed) and a great vocalist who can sing as well as scream. This eponymous seven-song EP is catchy, energetic, and about as original as three-chord mania will ever get. Highlights include the raucous choruses of "Landmine" and "I Want It All," and the bouncy bass interplay of disc closer "The World Is Doomed."
AllMusic Review by Brian O'Neill