Rancore California Sunshine

Ouch. The epitome of "demo." This three-piece from California don't really do any favours on this four-song EP. Within seconds of the opening song I'm thinking of Prong, but then I'm thrust into the uglier side of things, sort of a Red Hot Chili Peppers meets nu-metal meets Cancon demo-core, if you can imagine. Where does this stuff come from? And do you want to go there? A bit of technical skills show up here and there, perhaps showing signs for better things to come, but the flat delivery of it all just puts me to sleep. The drummer's snare drum sounds offensively similar to a drum machine. I always want to like the indie stuff I get, but when it comes down to it, this just has nothing to get me excited. (Independent)