Closet Monster We Re-Built This City

What a difference some guitar overdubs and a trip to the mastering studio can make. Where as the first release of this record (appropriately titled We Built This City) suffered from guitar tones that sounded like they were coming from through two doors down in a shitty apartment, the sounds on this re-release free the songs from the sonic restraints which held back its previous incarnation. Now allowed to truly shine, tracks like "Punk Rock Ruined Our Lives” take on a brand new power and meaning. With overwhelming gang vocals permeating every single track, the power of tracks like the particularly emotional "The Empire Strikes Iraq” can be heard in every shouted chorus and emphatically strummed chord. (Underground Operations)