Kids In Satanic Service - Wonderfools (Norway)

Label:One Way Street Records
Highlights:Teenage Fartbomb
Night Of The Dateless Axeman
Story Of Mr Brainache
Mad Mutherfuckers Back In Town
Looking Out For Number One

Rating: 9/10

Apparently Triple J called young Norwegian punk rockers the Wonderfools terrible. However, after listening to their debut album, Kids In Satanic Service, I can only surmise that they either had cotton wool in their ears or were running scared that the Wonderfools were going to show up all the shithouse punk bands that they have had on high rotation the last couple of years. Kids In Satanic Service is a non-stop adrenalin rush that starts off at 100mph and never takes its foot off the accelerator. Sounding strongly influenced by such bands as The Stooges, Radio Birdman, The Ramones, The Hard Ons and Turbonegro, the Wonderfools not only rock out to the max but at the same time have a good sense of melody. The guitar playing throughout is very impressive and notably mixed very loud. It is impossible to pick out any standout tracks because they're all excellent but the opening track, Teenage Fartbomb is my personal favourite due to the humorous lyrics. The Wonderfools are probably the best new melodic punk band in the world today and no doubt once they gain some momentum they're going to huge.

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