May 26, 1998
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.