Gription is basically a boogie band of the sort that's provided a soundtrack for generations of suds-guzzlers. But it sounds like a damn good one on Last in Line thanks largely to Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore of Fort Collins's Blasting Room Studios. The pair, who recorded the last two Rise Against discs, among other major productions, give the performances by singer Vinny, guitarist Tommy P and the rhythm section of Sully and Natron a tightness and toughness that's not always typical of this genre. Granted, mid-tempo material isn't their forte, as the comparatively lackluster "Six Cylinder Crush" and "Draft Dodger" demonstrate. But "Three Meals (From a Revolution)," "Five Foot Two" and the stampeding title cut make an impact that's not lessened in the slightest by their familiarity.
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