Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit

February 6, 2010

Alkaline Trio - GoddamnitYou can truly hear the Danzig-era Misfits influence on this one.  Intentionally sloppy guitars, poor production and brimming with darkened angst; Goddamnit is a shot straight to the face (with a beer chaser of course) with that brilliant mix of Skate and Horror Punk that Alkaline Trio is known for.

The best part of Alkaline, they've never changed the core of their sound: dark, brooding, frustrated and most times hungover. What has changed is just the production value over the years. More money, more gadgets and more time spent in the studio allows for experimentation and musical growth. It's not a "sell out" move to improve upon your musicianship/production skills (but when you craft an entire album specifically for the world audience, I can see how it would be perceived that way - Green Day I’m looking at you).

Goddamnit is not Alkaline Trio’s all time best record (I’d give that praise to From Here to Infirmary) but it is solid all the same. Memorable songs of heartbreak, lonely nights and intoxicated love; illustrated in the snidest of ways. Key Tracks - “San Francisco”, “Nose Over Tail” and “Sorry About That”


Captain Morgan
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