"Amerikan Made" (J Rock)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Amerikan Made's press kit states that the band has "the whole package," and goes on to list all of the things the band has working for it, from an interactive email list and a solid fan base to lots of photos. Whoop-de-doo. 

Luckily, Amerikan Made also has a seething punk rock attitude that is devoid of the current vapid California punk mentality and lies a little more in the direction of bands like Pennywise and D.I. While the name dropping and boasting of its accomplishments sounds something akin to a spoiled child bragging that he got everything he wanted for Christmas, this quartet's 14-track disc stays on the passionate punk rock course, as tracks like "Not the King," "405," "Faith," and "United Anarchy" contain all of the elements that smart, punchy, effective punk rock should. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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