"The Halo Effect" (Self-produced; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

There is an obvious influence of Linkin Park apparent from the opening chords of "Minds That Plague." Fear not, though, as this California quartet has a lot more up its sleeve than rehashed hybrid theories. In fact, this band throws in elements of bands like AFI, Hoobastank, and Unwritten Law to sweeten the mix and create post punk that's not just palatable, but has a bit of a bite as well. 

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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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