Trigger Happy I Hate Us

The fifth disc from the almighty Trigger Happy has more of everything that's made this band one of the most under-appreciated, but enduring bands in the Toronto scene for the better part of the past ten years — more rock, more metal, more attitude, more anger. And it all makes for one of their best records to date. I Hate Us (as in hiatus, get it?) combines the pop punk of early releases like Uncooler and Disturbo with the no-holds-barred hardcore intensity of their recent contributions to the As a Matter of Fact compilation. There's even a wicked little machine-gun vocal line shuffle number ("Everything Evil") that comes across like a punk rock take on Bob Dylan's “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” (Bad Taste)