November 01, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST
We gave it an A-

This disc will annoy the hell out of Hives-loving hipsters and Linkin Park-obsessed nu-metallers. And that’s its genius — Loudermilk are refreshingly at odds with current trends. Despite the fact that they look like mods, they conjure the spirit of ’80s hair metal. Davey Ingersoll sings in a bratty snarl that would make Vince Neil proud. And gloriously indulgent anthems like ”Elekt” combine the pretension of Smashing Pumpkins with the go-for-broke gusto of Guns N’ Roses. Rawk is back!

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