"Music to Rob Banks To" (Handout Records; 2004)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

New Crash Position's "Music to Rob Banks To" isn't heavy metal or punk, but falls squarely in between, giving you that rough and raw punk attitude and metal's driving energy. It's got a subtle 80s influence that the band never allows to overwhelm their fresh sound.

Highlights on the CD include "This Time," with its crashing guitars and matter-of-fact chorus, "Needle in the Red," a great driving song and "Losing a Day" which features great guitar riffs and a rolling yet heavy melody.

Fans of bands like the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age will truly enjoy what "Music to Rob Banks" has to offer. Plus, you gotta love the cover, which must be a nod to the uber popular Grand Theft Auto videogames.

New Crash Position: Jawn McElroy - Vox/Guitars; Chris Cantwell - vox/guitar; G.J. Gosman - drums; Raphael - bass.

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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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