Released: 2001, Independent
“They can’t be serious.” I figure that is the only way that this CD can be a success – it has to be a joke the likes of which even the mighty Weird Al couldn’t conceive. This is easily one of the absolute worst CD’s I’ve ever had to listen to and that’s really saying something if you’ve seen some of the shite that I’ve had to review in the past. Wow.
Sweet Distortion lost points with me immediately with the fucked up track listing on the CD. Turns out that the first track on the CD (which is an intro) isn’t actually the first track listed on the back of the CD. Being the rocket scientist that I am, mass confusion ensued. OK, maybe not, but it was irritating nonetheless. On to the music (using the term loosely).
Sweet Distortion mangles, err, can’t seem to decide if they’re a semi-serious thrash band as they try to be in “Join the Hunt” or a lame mallcore band that tries to be cool by swearing a lot and writing songs with raps about getting high and “cool” deviant behaviour (sadly, the rest of the album). You want my advice guys? Don’t do either. The song structures are to say the least, extremely loose, the vocals suck, and thus far, there isn’t a shred of original talent in the songs. Oh yeah, and the lyrics...well, let’s just say that they’re not exactly poetic. I really don’t want to be cruel here, but this CD is pathetic at best. Marvin the Martian said it best: “Well...back to the old drawing board.”