DISCIPLINE X – Wasted in Hollywood
Finnish crossover thrash from the quartet Discipline X, who on their debut album "Wasted In Hollywood" embody the women and booze philosophy lyrically, while conjuring up the Misfits, D.R.I., and possibly a little of the sleaze factor musically. Loose, fun, party-time music – unfortunately the whiny punkish delivery from vocalist /rhythm guitarist Juha ‘Reksi’ Kraapo leaves me running for the nearest exit on the title cut and speedier follow up "Bleeding Heart Blues".
I do hear elements of Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies as well, especially in the drumming chops of Ville ‘Pastori’ Pistool and occasionally chunky riff choices of Juha and Lassi ‘Lassey’ Nieminen, but not enough originality in the execution to sustain my brain matter. Maybe a second album will straighten out these growing pains.