Holy Curse Rock n' Roll Ain't No Solution!
Published Apr 01, 2002This is a ten-song split album from Quebec Citys Les Viperes and Pariss Holy Curse. First up are the French Canadians, with their heavy-handed, double-guitar hot rod punk rock. The best track from these boys is the short and speedy "Terroriste," with its spazz attack attitude and French lyrics. There is groovier side to the band too, as more steady-rocking tracks like "Rechercher," with its mix of 70s punk and 60s groove demonstrates. The band from the old country, Holy Curse, actually sings in English and plays a more restrained style of punk, in the Social Distortion tradition. Theyve got a song called "Too Much Paranoia," which isnt a Devo cover but an "Im Eighteen" kind of slow rocker. Their other tracks are more mid-tempo street anthems, as "City Kids" shows. A good split disc, in that the sampling of each bands material is different enough to complement the others well (SDZ)