“Nothing new but another day,” says Pistol Grip on “When The Ink Runs Dry,” the first song on this new album, and they’re pretty much right.
No new insights, no new styles, nothing but straightforward street punk from L.A.’s Pistol Grip. You can hear the Boston influence on this record, especially with the guest appearance from Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys, but there’s none of the originality that you hear in some other bands of this stripe.
Staccato drums at times verging on the monotonous, basic guitars, and standard angry vocals mark this CD. It’s fun if you’re a fan of this kind of music, but Pistol Grip doesn’t do anything new and doesn’t really seem to try to.