THE RAYGUN GIRLS
THE ONES I DENIED
Queens, NY's industrial hard rock quartet The Raygun Girls knock out an well-written, angst-ridden 10-track affair whose creepy auras and heavy, electronic swirl make for a very Glo-stick-esque experience. From the male-female vocal trading dynamic of "A Matter of Time" to the Go-Go's gone Goth of "Burning" to the ethereal balladry of "All I Want", the real evilness this band possesses is in their pointed songwriting, which elevates songs like "Sleep" past the DJ booth and into your head. Imagine Stabbing Westward meets Lords of Acid with touches of KMFDM and Static-X and you'll understand where these guys and gal are coming from. The Raygun Girls know how to manipulate technology as much as they know how to rock, as they make atmospheric rock songs with hooks as big as the beats they kick out.