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UKJ return after far too long away.,
Back in the day Ugly Kid Joe were my favourite band. I like many others discovered them through hearing "Everything about you" and discovered they had a lot more to offer. It always surprised me that Whit Crane never went on to great things, he's one of the greatest rock/metal vocalists I've heard. Sure there have been moments but nothing lasting or regular. So forward to 2012 and there is a reformed UKJ with a new EP and doing festivals, sadly I haven't been able to see them live but this EP...
Devils paradise is somewhat reminiscent of menace to sobriety with more Ozzy Osborne sounding vocals from Whit.
Where as devils paradise is like something from menace to sobriety, You make me sick would have been right at home on Americas least wanted. it sounds exactly like you'd expect from the band, both musically and lyrically.
No one survives and I'm alright are ugly kid joe through and through yet not so obviously reminiscent of what has gone before.
Love ain't true shows a different side to the band while staying true to their sound.
Another beer is one of their more acoustic songs like busy bee or cloudy skies.
It seems to me they want to stay true to the ugly kid joe sound, something I'm thankful for but very little of it seems truly fresh. On the technical side it's extremely polished, and while all the songs are good, maybe even very good but not great.