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back to album reviews home Title: All My Friends Are Going Death Label: Deathwish Purchase at: Lumberjack Purchase at: Interpunk Purchase at: Amazon
Not to be confused with the poppy Juliana Hatfield band or the Rolling Stones album of the same name, this Some Girls includes members from the Locust, Unbroken, and Tristeza, and they mean business.  “All My Friends are Going Death” is a discography to date of the band, including their two previously released 7”’s and some bonus covers of The Stooges, tucked away on track number 69.  It’s a chaotic blast of brutally heavy guitars and intense screaming that never lets you take a breath.  Most of the songs hover around the one minute mark, with the longest clocking in at one minute and forty seconds.  And this is what I found most disappointing about the album.  They tend to be over when they sound like they’re just getting started.  The songs are sheer energy and intensity, but not very complex, which makes the tracks sound mostly indistinguishable from one another.  The album overall is only okay, but with this lineup, I expected a little more, maybe a little more complexity and some hot guitar licks.  They do have some nice song titles though, like “Some Girls Have all the Fuck.”

Matt Walker