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ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough
Type: CD
Company: Volcom Entertainment
Release: 2005
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Frank Hill
Published: 11/17/2005
Snappy and vigorous enough to take a bite out of you
ASG - Feeling Good Is Good Enough - 2005 - Volcom Entertainment

Track Listing

1) Feeling Good Is Good Enough
2) Dusty Roads
3) Act Like You Know
4) John Wayne
5) Killers for Hire
6) Horsewhipper
7) Going Through Hell
8) Yes, We Are Aware
9) Matadors of the Heart
10) Thirsting for More
11) Cracks in the Sky
Walking the line between punk rock and hard rock is a risky way to make appealing music. Both sides are known for not mixing with each other's company very well maybe because of the opposing natures of each (traditional metal is largely conservative; punk is not.)

ASG is Amplification of Self Gratification. They don't quite come across as the biggest dog on the rock block, but the songs are snappy and vigorous enough to take a bite out of you anyways. The brisk "Feeling Good is Good Enough", "Dusty Roads" and "Act Like You Know" are fast pace-setters till the band gets their chests out with a good dose of stoner in the middle. "Matadors of the Heart" and the final cuts show the mature level the band could become. Jason Shi sounds close to The Offspring's vocalist in tone, but don't let that scare you off. ASG is hell-bent to thrill with solid power-punk that could knock Green Day on it's coporate bottom.

Score: 8 of 10

Site: www.myspace.com/asgmusic

--Nailer 11.13.05
About this Writer:
Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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2005
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