Review: The Quick Fix Kills

The Quick Fix Kills
““Saint Something””
(My Pal God Records)

When the first track “Lipstick Rendezvous” came on the first thing I did was turn my player up really loud.  However, I’m not sure if I was getting into it or just trying to see if the disc is more enthralling at higher volumes.  When it’s all said and done you have another punk band that sincerely hopes that no one understands them.  This seems to be the angle for so many bands these days.  They get together with their friends and make music that sounds so good, but lyrically is so weird they don’t even understand what the fuck is going on.  Personally, I walk away either understanding or not understanding every band and The Quick Fix Kills is mind-numbing and impersonal.

The vocals are very nasal and come off like the artists really don’t give a fuck (which can be a good and bad thing at the same time).  On the one hand the frustration is hard to duplicate and on the other hand it can drive you crazy.  Some of the breakdowns are pretty cool though and I think it has a lot to do with the bassist playing like a soloist during the major breakdowns.  Ironically, I think “Suicide is so 90’s” is a sick ass track.  This sound is very, very, tired.