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Sonic Boom Six

Sonic Boom Six: TurboTurbo (2003)
Moon Ska Europe

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: Tom461
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Sonic Boom Six may appear to be your typical ska-core band playing a mix of politically and socially aware songs but they are so much more. They set themselves apart from the horde of other bands in "the scene" by not playing bland and repetitive hardcore. They are not only being original, mixing fo.



Sonic Boom Six may appear to be your typical ska-core band playing a mix of politically and socially aware songs but they are so much more. They set themselves apart from the horde of other bands in "the scene" by not playing bland and repetitive hardcore. They are not only being original, mixing forms of hip-hop and ragga into their music, but are also brimming with talent and natural diversity which creates a form of ska-core that can appeal to more than just Household Name fans.

The EP opens with ??Blood For Oil', a track that is simply fucking amazing. This is exactly what bands should aspire to, a solid tune with vocals that are catchy and hook-laden whilst still having the integrity of a punk band. This song is well worth downloading off of the Sonic Boom website, (for all of you mp3 junkies out there click here ). Up next comes the far more subtle ??People Ack Like They Don't Know': Despite being slower and more gentle it is certainly no less powerful than the first. It demonstrates that Sonic Boom Six are one of those few bands around these days who recognise the fact that a song doesn't need to be played at an extremely high tempo to be good. And yet when the slow parts lead into the fast sections it is perfectly executed in a style representative of the band's skill as well as the EP's impressive production.

Track 3; ??The Devil Made Me Do It', leads in with saxophone playing reminiscent of CapDown. At no point though does it become tedious as it carries the Sonic Boom touch. Therefore each verse although different to the last in vocals and style is perfectly woven into a catchy chorus that Sonic Boom Six are so capable of producing seemingly time after time. The EP ends on ??Silent Majority'. Think of a punk ??Rage Against The Machine' with a banjo being the main focus throughout the verse. Needless to say, it works very well and produces a song that has you physically grooving along through both the fast and slow patches.

Overall, this EP is a very exciting release from a band that I have not heard much from before. I have to say though, UK label Moon Ska are onto another potential winner and I'll be watching out for more from this band in the future.

 

 
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Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

In my view. i thought ska was interesting when it was new, when bands like capdown were just getting a reputation and now look at it!! nice videos being watched by 10 year olds who watch scuzz,MTV and all that crap there are so many bands like this know that it just isnt exiting anymore. so to blame anyone balme the bandwagon jumpers they everything bleeding it dry till there's nothing left. I did see these live and they were better than most ska bands.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

Um....

Big D and the Kids Table is "new" and they are, like, the greatest fucking ska band ever in recent years!

I play ska and ska is fun...
Run, ska, run!

See ska jump and skank
See ska fall drink, drank, drunk!

I love you ska
Will you marry me?

(thank you, thank you: i'll be here all week!)

-DaDrunkSkunk

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

Ska is great. Just not the new style bullshit.

t-rav (February 22, 2004)

Ska isnt dead...it's just really sick. Luckily, bands like this bring life back into it.

Ted_The_Bellhop (February 21, 2004)

this is actually really good. I usually don't like female vocals but for some reason I enjoy this particualr singer.

Anonymous (February 21, 2004)

this cd rules

skankin_in_the_pit (February 20, 2004)

I'll definitely have to check this out. I love skacore and there aren't many good skacore bands around right now so i'm happy to see this review.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

ska fuckin blows.

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