"Love Sex Death" (Drive-Thru; 2001)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

According to their Facebook page, RX27 play music "about the darker side of life and how to get out alive." That's a pretty good description. With song titles like "Welcome to Sick City," "Fuck Forever" and "Murder Ballad" you know what you're in for.

"Love Sex Death" has a gothic punk sound that is raw and razor sharp. It reminds me a bit of what the Ramones sounded like on "End of the Century." (On a side note, fuck you if you don't like "End of the Century.") The music on "Love Sex Death" is bouncy punk given an edge by attitude-laden male vocals bolstered by an energetic female vocalist who gives it everything she's got (especially on "Hell of a Time."). 

There are only six songs on "Love Sex Death" and most of those are under three minutes in length. I already want to hear more. And that's a good sign for a recording from a band that's new to you. Please check them out.

For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/therx27.

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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