Hostage Life Sing For the Enemy

Sing… is an EP of fast, melodic street punk with a heavy political bent, somewhat reminiscent of Lifetime with a slightly more poppy approach. Great sing-along choruses fill every song, and though the limitations of the genre of old school punk can result in bands and songs quickly blurring together, Hostage Life separate themselves through the use of a few new tricks. By keeping an open mind and utilising everything from metal guitar riffs on "Nickel Sneakers” to the Snoop Dogg refrain of "Everybody say make money money!” in the opening of "Monday Parade,” this EP succeeds in being a unique musical entity when it could have just as easily been a lot of the same. (Underground Operations)