THE PUTRID FLOWERS
YOUNG FOR THE LAST TIME
Queens-based punk crew The Putrid Flowers have morphed from punk rock princes into budding rock luminaries judging by the outfit's latest 12-track endeavor, YOUNG FOR THE LAST TIME. Maintaining the group's punk rock roots on tracks like the Offspring meets All-esque "Amanda the Salamander" and the brawny and brooding twitches of "On the Eve of St. Agnes" while straying into the metal realm with a killer lead riff and an extra dose of vitriol on "Going Your Way", this veteran unit continues to write compelling compositions. Melding the rock stuff you hear on MTV reality show soundtracks with the outfit's unique and tactful songwriting nuances and twists on "Mourning Clouds Yielding to a Midday Sky", The Putrid Flowers brand of punk rock captivates and keeps you coming back for more.