"Our Time" (Self-produced; 2007)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

According to their website, Love Hate Theory have been compared to Anthrax to Stone Sour to System of a Down to Godsmack. Although you can certainly hear influences of those bands on "Our Time," what's most striking about the EP is the unique sound of Love Hate Theory themselves.

Probably best described as hardcore with a strong metal back, the songs on "Our Time" run from fast and furious rockers ("Walking Away," "ROE") to big-boned monsters ("Wake," with its crushing chorus) to a decidedly respectful but rousing cover of The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" (here listed as "Love Rain.") 

The EP is impressive in all aspects, from its shining production to the band's apt musicianship to vocalist Tony's ability to sing when required and to roar when called for.

As with all good EPs, the worse thing about "Our Time" is that its five tracks end too soon . I'm ready right now to hear some more Love Hate Theory and, judging from the band's success with varied song styles here, they've got the talent to create a full-length CD worth hearing.

Love Hate Theory: Puch - bass; Tony - vocals; Vin - guitar, vocals; T-Bert - Drums.

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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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