"Lechuza" (MCA; 2001)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton


"Lechuza" is more of the pop punk sound that made bands such as Blink 182 and MEST so popular. It's a lot of power chords, a tight, peppy rhythm and vocals that sound a little like a child is at the mic. It's not an unpleasant sound, but nor is it a particularly edgy sound. Punk rock doesn't have to be as rough-edged as, say, Rancid, but it doesn't have to be as poppy as Fenix, TX, either. At least this band attempts to say something with their lyrics, unlike fellow genre mates, Blink 182.

"Lechuza" is more of the same if you're a Fenix, TX fan and a fan of the seemingly ever-popular pop punk. In fact, it's not a bad record if you're a fan of any type of punk. However, I have to wonder if this genre won't kill itself off soon, due to the fact that so many bands are starting to sound exactly the same.

FENIX, TX: Adam Lewis - vocals; Damon De La Paz - drums, guitars, vocals; William Salazar - vocals, guitars; James Love - guitars.

For more information, check out www.fenixtx.com

"Fenix, TX" (MCA; 1999)

Reviewed by Snidermann


Fenix TX is a high energy punk band that is as good as it gets when it come to hard core punk rock. The musical content is way above average although it's purely, simply punk. You can tell the guys have a lot of fun doing their music (just check out their names below) and I bet they are a kick ass live act. The lyrics are outstanding, easy to follow life lessons that can be applied to everyday existence without being too damn depressing. The titles alone will tell you a lot. Check out these few examples: "Minimum Wage," "Surf Song," "Jolly Green Dumbass," "Apple Pie Cowboy Toothpaste," "Jean Claude Trans AM". You get the idea.

Fenix TX gets my vote for the ultimate punk rock party band and I hope to hear lots more from them because they fucking rock!!

Fenix TX is Will Powers, Dumpster Damon, Donnie Vomit and Adam Atomic. 

Visit Fenix TX online at www.mcarecords.com/fenixtx

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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