Alkaline Trio – For Your Lungs Only [EP]
A few years ago a demo surfaced by Alkaline Trio and while the production was far from ideal, the songs weren’t bad at all. They are back now with a new EP called “For Your Lungs Only”. The whole approach, songwriting, recording and production is much more professional and isntantly the songs come out much stronger.
The opener Snake Oil Trader is a energetic punk/rock song that has a lot of drive and is played well. Southern Rock has more of a rock & roll basis and is probably the strongest track on this EP. Cooking Wine is a little standard, but actually sounds pretty cool. Not the most original song, but it’s good fun. And For Your Lungs Only is a little sloppy at times, which I’m not usually opposed to, but this band is better when they keep it tight.
The band shows they are progressing and that’s a good sign. Because in the genre Alkaline Trio is at least one of the more interesting acts.