Escaped The Escaped

This is a solid punk rock release from these Portland, Oregonians. Unfortunately, it also appears to be their last, as after five years and a number of releases, tours and shows, they've called it quits. Definitely a great way to go out though — 13 minutes of dual-vocal, old school, rough and tough hardcore punk that sounds at times like the band members have been dipping their toes, albeit lightly, in the Poison Idea pond. A short yet fast and furious CD that will leave you jonesing for more than the six songs you get. (TKO)