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Civet: MassacreMassacre (2005)
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: adamAdam
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Just out of high school, Civet's youth is an asset at this point; they've got many years ahead in which to define themselves. Being an all-female band they're going to be lumped with comparisons to L7, Joan Jett and the Distillers. Often namedropping like this is a result of lazy gender-focused jour.
Just out of high school, Civet's youth is an asset at this point; they've got many years ahead in which to define themselves. Being an all-female band they're going to be lumped with comparisons to L7, Joan Jett and the Distillers. Often namedropping like this is a result of lazy gender-focused journalism, but there's an element of truth to it in Civet's case, particularly with the Distillers. Liza Graves doesn't quite show the vocal range Brody Dalle displayed on Coral Fang (I know, I know, calm down) but the ever-present gang vocals between her, Suzi Homewrecker and Bombshell Brenz manage to cover it well enough. That Massacre sounds like the album Rancid should have written after their 2000 effort isn't going to silence the that observation either. Mind you that's not necessarily a bad couple of bands to be compared to, but the punk audience seems to throw all reason to the wind when the Distillers and/or Rancid enter the discussion. If anything, Civet's job now is to keep on rocking and prove themselves, despite the chattering of the rabble.
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