Back in the early 90’s when All first released the album Breaking Things, I remember listening to the song Original Me over and over in complete awe of how damn good the vocalist was. Who on earth was I listening to??? There was a unique quality in the delivery such that, even with spot-on pitch uncharacteristic of the genre, oozed a deep sincerity while still maintaining an undeniable degree of gruffness and edge. Turning to the liner notes, I saw the name Chad Price (insert immediate rabid fandom). Following his musical footprints for years now, his voice has been a staple in the soundtrack to my life.
While I am a huge fan of The Descendents and All, I always held an unrestricted pining hope that one day Chad would front a band that played faster double-time beats with thrashy guitars in a more serious mood. It’s the style of music that I’m most drawn to and his voice just seems like it would reign supreme in such a setting.
As the years dragged on and ALL became less active, I gave up hope and my fantasy went dormant. It was buried under the comfort of knowing I could still spin Silence on Mass Nerder anytime I wanted to. …but then on a random weekend in 2017, I saw a flier for an upcoming Slabratory showcase at the Brick by Brick to be headlined by this new band called A Vulture Wake featuring Chad along with a string of other genre standouts to include Sean Sellers from Good Riddance. That dormant fantasy of mine came exploding back to life like the big bang theory on ‘roids. I have been the equivalent of a salivating dog staring at its master eating a greasy, quadruple stacked hamburger… desperate to hear this album ever since.
Having now heard it, HOLY EFFIN SHYTBALLZ BATMAN!!! …The Appropriate Level of Outrage is the heartfelt, Chad Price masterpiece I always dreamed about! #DreamsComeTrue
SDP Skullz rating meter has been vaporized
Reviewed by Todd Dulawan