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Kids Like Us - Outta Control (Cover Artwork)

Kids Like Us

Kids Like Us: Outta ControlOutta Control (2005)
Eulogy Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: Sally_FieldMeg
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While Kids Like Us' press release boasts a conglomeration of hardcore, punk, thrash, and Southern rock, their latest Eulogy release Outta Control seems to be a bit more straightforward, raw hardcore. It's not overproduced, it's not riddled with cheesy breakdowns; it's just downright intense. And tha.
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While Kids Like Us' press release boasts a conglomeration of hardcore, punk, thrash, and Southern rock, their latest Eulogy release Outta Control seems to be a bit more straightforward, raw hardcore. It's not overproduced, it's not riddled with cheesy breakdowns; it's just downright intense. And that's the way hardcore should be.

The CD opens with the title track, featuring a slightly corny metal riff and is followed by "Box Of Buttholes," an angry song about dealing with shit, particularly change and though the song references "picking it up," they aren't talking about the monetary kind. Outta Control, while having 13 tracks, is only 20 minutes long and is full of the word "fuck" and even an occasional grunt.

Two of the most standout tracks on Outta Control remain "Skate Hate," which opens with sounds from an anonymous video game (oh man, is this NINTENDOCORE?) and "Gator Smash," the album's last track which closes with more Southern rock than a "yankee" can handle.

With such a solid release, Kids Like Us have pretty much secured themselves as an up and coming hardcore band in 2005, especially through doing extensive touring with label-mates Donnybrook and the Warriors.

 

 
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JabberBlabber (May 16, 2007)

good ass band, thats all i got to say

xJOHNTHEFISHERMANx (February 5, 2007)

this band is one of my favs. The split with Down To Nothing is awesome (even though DTNs songs on the split are their last four songs on their album Splitting Headache) anyways this album is awesome and any self respecting hardcore fan should own this.

xtomhallx (April 24, 2006)

KLU is one of my favorite hardcore bands, and they were one of the first hardcore bands i started listening to. and, my band is playing with them in July.

80s are Dead is a better album, but i like the artwork on Outta Control. Gator Smash and Outta Control are great songs.

crazytoledo (July 31, 2005)

boo for you

Anonymous (July 29, 2005)

boo for this band.

slippy (July 29, 2005)

Would you say that the solo is outta control?

crazytoledo (July 27, 2005)

"Outta Control" has a nice solo.

jaxkid1 (July 26, 2005)

LOL!!!!11

stevejonestherealbones (July 26, 2005)

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't like this band?

jaxkid1 (July 26, 2005)

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't like this band?

jaxkid1 (July 26, 2005)

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't like this band?

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

the video game in the begining of Skate Hate is Zelda

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

seriously, i'm not trying to rag on anyone here but there's a reason i do not write music reviews. becuase if i did, i would suck at it. let the talented writers do the writing and lett the good readers read it up!!!!

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"an angry song about dealing with shit"

Just stop writing.

aubin (July 26, 2005)

Good album and great artwork.

bizzlebrizzle (July 26, 2005)

Great band.

recordings (July 26, 2005)

"Score is for Rampage.

Ralph was the best."

thats exactly what i thought of when i saw the cover art as well. i had Rampage World Tour for ps1. it was pretty mindless, and it fucked up and skipped all the time. but hell. i had fun.

Sally_Field (July 26, 2005)

Thanks for the constructive criticism.
Thanks for being such an Arch Angel.

Archangel (July 26, 2005)

"an angry song about dealing with shit"

Just stop writing.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

The 80's Are Dead is awesome.

i haven't listened to this yet.

i was supposed to see them and Guns Up like 2 days ago and traffic cause me to get there as KLU played the last song of the night.

johnnydanger (July 26, 2005)

not a very good review, good album

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

Good listenin'.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

im seeing these guys tomorrow!!!

etwiels88 (July 26, 2005)

Score is for Rampage.

Ralph was the best.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

I've heard some of this. ITS REALLY GOOD

Barkley

crazytoledo (July 26, 2005)

King Kong. Lol.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

if you hadn't give the album 3 1/2 stars i would assume this entire review was being sarcastic

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