Album Review - posted on December 10, 2004 by

Album Review

800 Octane is a long-running Northwestern punk rock troupe whose fourth full-length release finds the quartet in fine form. Playing the kind of hard-edged punk rock that bands like Black Train Jack, H20 and Face to Face employ, the 13-track RISE AGAIN combines gritty guitars on Bloodline with melodic choruses like Apology to You, creating a bouncy yet hard-hitting listening experience. 800 Octane pump out high energy, contagious anthems that, while both wistful and poignant, pack the kind of punch that only seasoned veterans can muster. (Skratch Magazine / Dug)