F-Units make first "Impact"
On their debut, F-Units are a clear reflection of their influences, yet they put their own personal stamp on the sound of chunky, thrashing guitars, strong melodic vocals and bouncy power-pop. Listeners get carried away on "Still Want You" with a clean, crisp sound, while "Fat Lip" bounces by with a comfortably rough edge. Quick pounding power-pop sends "Dying To Forget" and the horn-accented quickie "Hypocrite" into a mosh pit-like frenzy. With a hint of a Johnny Rotten-like sneer, "Solitude" is straight-up punk with attitude. On "Nowhere Fast," F-Units go for a darker sound as guitars grind and vocalist Scotty B adds a soaring melodic chorus. The band also offers "Lost In Space," an electrified power ballad. For fans of modern punk that avoids sounding too much like manufactured pop, F-Units will likely be a real winner. "ROI" is full of familiar moments, and it is a fun and entertaining ride that is sure to draw you in and keep your attention. -Corinne