Satanic Surfers

Unconsciously Confined

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After much success with previous efforts, Unconsciously Confined finds Satanic Surfers' lead singer, Rodrigo, out from behind the drums and handling all the singing duties exclusively. His strong, smooth voice, as well as Satanic Surfers' ability to be a part of the successful marketing movement known as pop-punk, will surely carry the band on to more success. Not without their lack of insightful lyrics, the five-piece speaks out on racism, the evils of capitalism, and the merits of socialism. Evidently, they're one of the most popular punk bands in Europe. Nevertheless, musically, Unconsciously Confined is rather drab and mediocre. While the occasional hook may jump out and grab the listener, the redundancy is a real killer. The album is so short (13 songs in 25 minutes) that it ends up leaving the listener without a chance to get a proper grasp before the whole monotonous ride is over. Surely fans of Fat Wreck Chords, Epitaph Records, Hopeless Records, and their ilk will enjoy this, but the next renaissance punk album this is not.

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