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Waiting for the Punchline

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Waiting for the Punchline

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
A&M
genre:
POP, Rock

We gave it a B

The third platter by these Boston art-metallers, Extreme, is equal parts mosh and mush. Highlights on Waiting for the Punchline include an epic six-minute atheist headbang and intermittent, lightning-fast synth loops. Otherwise, the flashy guitars, wispy harmonies, and smug anti-trendiness statements mostly add up to a leaden, and oddly trendy, Soundgarden imitation. B-