Feeling Good is Good Enough
Company: Volcom Entertainment
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Frank Hill
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.
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.