The “Punk Goes…” series released its newest album, Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2, on April 1 with a collection of artists and a span of different genres.
Overall, the album was decent, but was met with some negative criticism due to some artists covers.
While a few of the artists took their own spin on some of these classic 90s songs, others kept to the sound that made them popular 20 years ago.
The album featured bands such as Memphis May Fire, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Yellowcard and Hands Like Houses.
A few of the songs on the album are “Everlong,” “All Star,” “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life).”
I liked the album. While I agree that some of the songs aren’t the greatest covers, there are a few that make the album stand out.
Chunk! No, Captain, Chunk’s cover of “All Star” is arguably one of my favorites on the album. It sticks pretty close to the original, but Chunk! No, Captain, Chunk adds its own twist with a heavier guitar sound and a breakdown in the middle of the song.
It doesn’t include a lot of screaming like it does in its songs, but it does excellent covers.
The band previously covered “We R Who We R” by Kesha for Punk Goes Pop 4.
The French melodic hardcore band has been around since 2008, when it released its first album, vocalist bertrand Poncet English wasn’t the greatest.
He has since improved his English and it’s a lot easier to hear through his heavy French accent.
Another song I enjoyed was “Southtown” by The Ghost Inside.
It was the band’s first appearance on a “Punk Goes…” album and I feel they did well.
They took the song and made it their own. By their own, I mean they made it heavy.
I hope to see this band in more “Punk Goes…” albums, and I hope they keep to their sound if they get the opportunity.
One of the more disappointing songs on the album was Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise,” performed by Falling in Reverse.
I wasn’t impressed by this song at all. I have no idea why this band was chosen to perform “Gangsta’s Paradise.”
I feel like Attila would have done a much better job.
Its front man, Chris Fronzak, is known for his scream/rapping style.
The “Punk Goes…” series has been running for 14 years and spans Punk Goes Metal, Punk Goes Pop, Punk Goes Classic Rock and Punk Goes 90s.
The only two years without an album were 2001 and 2004.
While the album has some songs that aren’t quite up to par, I believe that it is still a good album and worth the buy.
The album is available digitally on iTunes for $9.99 and the CD is available at Walmart for $10.