Review: Swindle

“This is Not a Test”
(Slow Gun Records)

This is good punk rock- aggressive guitars, pounding bass, thrashing drums and snotty, screaming vocals. It makes you want to pogo around the room with songs like “GO!”, which has more woos than Joey Lawrence on an episode of Blossom, along with words like “my faith in this world is starting to rot.”  This album entertains and as well as brings up personal and social issues.  The song “Lies” is about domestic abuse and “No Reaction” is about suicide. This San Diego band’s CD is the complete package; it has insightful lyrics and talented musicians, it is recorded and produced well and it has a cool CD layout and images done by the drummer, Nick Lennen.