Strung Out: Jason (vocals); Rob, Jake (guitar); Chris (bass); Jordan (drums).
Recorded at Stall #2, Redondo Beach, California.
Personnel: Jason (vocals); Jake Kiley (guitar); Jordan Burns (drums).
Recording information: Stall #2, Renondo Beach, CA.
Although the Fat Wreck Chords style of galloping -- Bad Religion-fueled punk can be found on The Element of Sonic Defiance -- the maturity of Strung Out has developed with the release of this EP. There's a darker, harder approach to the bands usual fast-paced pop-punk, almost to the point of having a hardcore presence. A nice step up for a band that has been previously labeled as a "NOFX-clone," but nothing that could reel them out of the aforementioned "Fat" category. ~ Mike DaRonco