Hailing from Denver the Two-Fifties recently released , “Ride With Me”. Per their Facebook page they consider themselves, “We are a ROCK band influenced by punk, grunge, mental, hard rock, and pop”. I couldn’t agree more after this album. I can hear the sounds of so many different bands it would be impossible to categorize the band as simply rock or punk. Let’s start with, “Story Of My Life”, not a cover of Social Distortion’s. This track is a nice segway into the bluesy rock, surf punk, reminiscent of The Butthole Surfers, and Social D.
Next up is the song, “Alcohol”. This song is definitely something we can all relate to. It has a dark overtone, with almost an industrial sound with a mix of hardcore punk. It seems as the album almost has a theme as the next song is, Rock N Roll Girl. A bittersweet love or anti love song. Now follows, “LAC”. I loved this song and it’s dark hardcore edge.
“Suspect” the next track sounds like it’s straight from a Dead Kennedy’s album . I really loved the drums and guitar riff on this track. Next up, “Stranger Danger”. A warning to the listener, you’re gonna a have a great time with the song writer, but you might not live to tell the tale. Great track, a good slower tune with some deep riffs. “Who Do You Think You Are”, again with this track we hear some classic influences a little
Nirvana or even the Melvins. Also reminded me a bit of the Dead Boys, slowed down a little. Time to get dark with, “Can’t Have Everything”. Dimebag Darrel has been reborn! Ok not so much, but I felt this song was a bit Pantera like with a Black Flag mix.
Overall this album kicks serious ass. I can’t wait to get my hands on a vinyl copy if there is one released!
Pick up the here https://250rox.bandcamp.com/releases . Be sure to follow them on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/thetwofifties/