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Tsunami Bomb

Tsunami Bomb: The Ultimate EscapeThe Ultimate Escape (2002)
Kung Fu Records

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: moldyMoldy
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When I first put in this disc, I thought that it was going to be just another typical skate punk album that would blend in with the majority of the bands that are coming out of the So Cal region. Instead the band stands out from the crowd with one of the best female singers in punk. Her voice can .
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When I first put in this disc, I thought that it was going to be just another typical skate punk album that would blend in with the majority of the bands that are coming out of the So Cal region. Instead the band stands out from the crowd with one of the best female singers in punk. Her voice can go from soft and introspective, to aggressive and accusing in the matter of a few seconds. She even can pull off a decent hardcore attack for the song "Count Me Out". The more and more I listen to this, the more I think she sounds a lot like the singer from Discount, maybe with a few more hardcore tendencies. The music on the other hand is your typical skate punk, while a couple songs seem to have a few old AFI sounding guitar parts (their bassist discovered this group and produced and released their 7 inch on Checkmate Records).

This disc also included a computer enhanced portion that included photos of the band, desktop images, and a live video from their performance at Warped Tour. This band grew on me the more I listened to them, while they may have not brought anything new to the table with this release, they do it with enough of a twist that they stand out from most of the other bands that are out there right now. This group also has one of the coolest sounding names too, even if you hate the music you have admit saying Tsunami Bomb fast sounds cool. I would recommend this for fans of skate punk and especially female fronted groups.


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (June 16, 2005)

I don't see how you can eat shit!
It fucking sucks.

Anonymous (April 7, 2005)

I think this band fuckin sucks ass!!!
i cant see how anybody can get into their music, it fuckin sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

This almbum fuckin rules.
Look out for their new album "The Definitve Act" out on the 21st September.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

This almbum fuckin rules.
Look out for their new album "The Definitve Act" out on the 21st September.

Anonymous (July 4, 2004)

This almbum fuckin rules.
Look out for their new album "The Definitve Act" out on the 21st September.

Anonymous (January 5, 2004)

They sound similar to AFI....The difference is Tsunami Bombs lead singer sounds like a chick because she is a chick.

Take The Reins is a good song...I like them.

Anonymous (November 29, 2003)

Tsunami Bomb is for me the best band in the world; I love their music, I love the bandmembers and I really love this album.

But hey, what do you expect from a fan?


Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

Keyboarder? Are we living in 1984? What next red spiral hats and a whip? Please the band sounds great the way they are. They are a crowd favorite and any of the band (except for Gabe, who comes off very smug) will carry on a conversation with you. Try and get other bands to do that. As for the guitarist, Mike is the second best thing to happen to TB. First of course is M. Damn she is hot. Pieces out!

joeg (August 10, 2003)

i like this band. i like this record. nothing extraordinarily original about their sound but a solid, fun band nontheless. they pull the pop-punk/skate punk/hardcorish combination pretty well. and female vox are always a plus. i'm seeing them w/ bouncing souls in a few months. oh and by the way, agent m is a fox.

Analog_Boy (August 4, 2003)

Whoa yeah. I see that. Sounds kind of lame.

Ehh right my score is for the alblum. Its good. I like tsunami bomb, and I would kiss m's ass.

coldcoldheart (July 14, 2003)

tsunami bomb is a good band, but what's up with their little comment on mp3.com?
it says:
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"kiss our Punk butts"

seriously you can see it here


Anonymous (July 12, 2003)

russian roulette is bomb shit. thats all i need to say. peace bitches

ash007 (March 25, 2003)

i like this cd alot. my favorite song on the cd is "Russian Roulette". Some of their other cds have been better,but this one was way better than i thought it would turn out to be.

Anonymous (March 18, 2003)

preach it to the guy below me. the 1st 3 songs are good, than we plummet down to that stupid song about life on the road. can someone say cheese??? but el diablo is a dope song.

Anonymous (March 1, 2003)

eh, the invasion from within is better.

Anonymous (February 24, 2003)

No, you tha man.

Anonymous (February 24, 2003)

Totally, you tha man.

Anonymous (February 24, 2003)

Yeah dude, posting a whole bunch of times in a row is cool.

evildeadalive (February 24, 2003)

Does anyone else notice that all those 'they need a new keyboarder' comments were made within a minute of each other?

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

I think you guys are wacked. I love this album. I loved The Invasion from Within too, but I think that TB is way better without the keyboards. I though Oobliette was boring to watch. Have you seen this band live? They go insane! This is a great first full length from one of my favorite bands. Period.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

Keyboards are lame. I am glad they lost it. They sounded more cartoony before. They sound better now.

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

Yeah guys get a keyboard player back

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

The keyboard and Agent M were the sole reasons that I loved the band so damn much...it's just not the same having one without the other but hey...life isn't always fair.

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

My altime favorite band but I must agree...get a new keyboarder.

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

I really really loved Tsunami Bomb's First two records (B-Movie Queens and Mayhem on the High Seas) and I equally loved The Invasion From Within. Really creepy halloweeny haunted house stuff goin on with the keyboard especially, and though I love the new album as well I am a little dissapointed that the scary keyboardy songs are no more. They should try to find a new keyboard player.

Anonymous (October 6, 2002)

the album will do great with little kiddies. But I dont think any musicians could ever take it seriously. They rip off so many bands, so many crappy bands. I liked the creepy stuff they had, but now they are just plain. It was better when they would vary it up more.

Anonymous (October 6, 2002)

They really need their keyboardist back. I think all the originality they had took a shit when she left. Agent M is the only reason to listen to this band. She is unique, but not THAT unique. I like the ep and the two records. Ive already sold my copy of the Ultimate Escape back to the record store.
Get another keyboardist, or grow some fucking balls.

Anonymous (October 6, 2002)

this album isn't that great but i gave it points for mark adkin's ramblings on "top 40 hit"

Anonymous (September 27, 2002)

The CD is great except for a few points: 1. It's not mixed that well. It's crisp, but the levels just aren't right. 2. There's not really anything NEW.
However, the songs are up to par with Tsunami Bomb's other stuff and they got rid of the keyboard player! They can also switch between hardcore and soft love songy stuff and poppier songs and do them all equally well. Nice that they're on Kung Fu now. Maybe some more people will hear them. The 2 tracks on kungfurecords.com are pretty good if you want to take a test drive.

Anonymous (September 27, 2002)

Tsunami Bomb is kewl! I

Anonymous (September 27, 2002)

"The songs are not slow live either, so buy the CD but go see them live. You will be blown away."
agreed. thank goodness the songs aren't that slow live.
the thing i don't like about this album is that it doesn't convey the energy they have live, whereas the past releases did.

Anonymous (September 26, 2002)

agent mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous (September 26, 2002)

I don't know what anyone is talking about. I loved this album!!! It fucking rules. I also don't agree that it sounds like everyone else, even with a "twist". It sounds really different to me. The closest thing I can compare it to is old AFI, but even that isn't right. The one thing I will say is that this CD doesn't come close to what they are like live. I just caught them at their CD release at The Troubadour and they were fucking amazing. Again, the closest thing I can compare them to is AFI. It was awesome. The songs are not slow live either, so buy the CD but go see them live. You will be blown away.

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

i agree with the person below me. i was VERY disappointed on first hearing the album, because they seemed to have slowed everything down, especially take the reins, which was one of my favorite songs. but after listening to the album a few times, i've warmed up to it. i still don't like the new version of take the reins, but the rest is actually a very good cd. i can't wait till they come back here so i can see them again.

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

This CD wasnt what I had expected when you look at their earlier records...It seemed like it was highly influcenced by a mix of Rancid and AFI with discount like vocals. Amazing records, too bad the recording isnt that great. Now lets talk about the Ultimate Escape. Popped the record in and heard the re-recording of Take the Reins, man was i disappointed. I loved the origional that was released on the warped comps, but after a few listens, i love it. I honestly love this record. Its awesome how they kick you int eh face with take the reins and then slow it down with "the simple truth". I cannot wait for them to come to NJ and NY with tiger army!!! AWESOME RECORD

StabbingGoldfish (September 24, 2002)

This is a pretty god cd. I like Tsunami Bomb alot and they came through with this cd. It reminds me alot of Afi, with the singer from Discount. Good basslines and Agent M's singing is amazing.

Hamish (September 24, 2002)

Just to correct a common misconception about Tsunami Bomb, they're not from socal, they're from Petaluma (norcal). Anyways, haven't heard the album yet, but I liked the EP so I'll pick this up when I have more money.

Anonymous (September 24, 2002)

I've always hated this band...and I have seen them live twice and disliked them then as well..BUT, for some reason, reading your review is making me want to check out their cd. dammit, haha.


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