Shook Ones

Facetious Folly Feat

[4/5] Yes, we know: Shook Ones sound like Kid Dynamite. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get down to the meat of the matter. Shook Ones’ second full-length, Facetious Folly Feat, improves on the previous album’s foundation and lets the band spread their wings a bit. Vocalist Scott Freeman’s scruffy and energetic delivery is a perfect match for the bouncy rhythms laid down by the rest of the band. The short and to-the-point song structures lend themselves perfectly to the band’s sound, making each track as quick and as hard-hitting as the last. The melodic hardcore stylings seen best on “So Grown Up” perfectly encompass the rest of the album. Quick and engaging riffs, tight drumming and an underlying sense and understanding of melody all fuel the charge, track after track. So no, they’re not Kid Dynamite-but they’re a damn fine replacement. (REVELATION; revelationrecords.com) Jordan Rogowski