Its not easy being a new band that sounds like a bunch of old bands, but the X-Impossibles give it their best shot on their new, twelve track release White Knuckle Ride. Unfortunately, thats not enough. Lots (and lots and lots and lots) of distorted, fuzzy power chords and garbled lyrics nostalgically remind the listener of punks bygone days of The Stooges and The Heartbreakers, but wheres the beef? This Georgia based quintet has obviously become so fixated with the halcyon memories of Iggy and Sylvain Sylvain that theyve lost virtually all sight of the current state of punk rock (which isnt in a particularly good state, but thats another story altogether). It also doesn’t help that there is an unusual, tinny sound to each of the songs, making me wonder if they were recorded inside a can of Campbells Soup. That said, Dont Tread and Nowhere to Nowhere offer glimpses of better things to come, as the X-Impossibles display a fresh, deeply emotive sound on these two tracks. The rest of the album however, lacks this creative spark and sounds like it should have come from a group called The Band that Time Forgot.