Earth Crisis – Last of the Sane – Review

Earth Crisis

Last of the Sane (Victory)
by Tim Den

Coalesce’s There’s Nothing New Under the Sun, this sure ain’t. I don’t think the true fans appreciated Earth Crisis jumping on the rapcore bandwagon last year with Slither, and I really don’t think the rest of the rock community appreciates covers of Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones from the Syracuse pushers of Straight Edge. Sounding more polished than ever, Last of the Sane has the trademark Earth Crisis crunch but is reduced to a joke when vocalist Karl Buechner starts growling about “silent women from the night”… or when he childishly croons “Paint it Black.” “Holiday in Cambodia” (Dead Kennedys) sounds morbid in its own right and “Earth A.D.” (Misfits) is a swift kick in the pants, but when compared to classics such as “Broken Foundation” and “Gomorrah’s Season Ends” (the versions here are just the demos, natch)… you do the math.

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