Vomf Vomf

Remember back in the early 2000s when kids who were born in the mid-'80s acted like they grew up during the punk rock of the late '70s era and found themselves at every Warped Tour? Then those same kids listened to the Misfits and Screeching Weasel between their Blink-182 and New Found Glory records so they felt closer to the "balls to the wall," "I don't give a fuck" kind of punk rock their idols listened to. While all this was going on, Detroit's underground punk scene was hiding a little secret called VOMF (Very Ordinary Mother Fuckers or Very Odd Mother Fuckers, depending on who you ask) that would have made those kids stoked. The debut combines short tracks with an obvious love of invasive, fast punk rock. This demeanour lends itself nicely to tracks like "Burst" and "Habitual" but surprisingly, the more prominent songs such as "Straight Time" are actually much grungier. It lacks cohesion but that may be because of their decade-long on-again, off-again band relationship. The mosh pit tracks are fun but the grunge tracks show VOMF's potential. (Transphonic)