No Use For A Name Hard Rock Bottom

Fifteen years and six albums later, this vanguard aggressive, melodic punk band is showing no signs of slowing, although after their disappointing More Betterness record it certainly wasn't looking that way. Where that album took the band into more introspective and serious territory, this one finds them back to the good ol' rocking and rollicking style of Leche Con Carne and Making Friends. Galloping rhythms, shredding guitars and a refreshingly self-deprecating sense of humour that's punctuated by Tony Sly's hoarse shrieking reminds us why NUFAN can be considered among the pioneers of the SoCal pop-punk movement. (Fat Wreck)