|1. Grab The Devil By The Horns **** Him Up The ***|
|2. Machine Gun|
|3. What I Believe|
|5. Makes No Difference|
|7. 32 Ways To Die|
|8. Second Chance For Max Headroom|
|9. Dave's Possessed Hair/It's What We're All About|
|10. Ride The Chariot To The Devil|
|11. Another Time Around|
Pop punk: "because there is no fourth chord". Its an ethos thats served their forefathers well and Sum 41s 2000 debut Half Hour of Power, sticks firmly to this frantic fretboard formula.
Their hugely successful All Killer No Filler album was recorded only two months after this--to say that they are cut from the same cloth is an understatement, but not necessarily a bad thing. What they lack in the assured canniness that Blink 182 occasionally produce (dirty jokes aside of course) they make up for with catchy riffs and a fine line in pre-pubescent white-boy rap--so much so that youd think The Offspring aimed "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" at them.
"Makes No Difference" is as close to the brilliance of "Fat Lip" as it gets here, but the breezy "Summer" keeps the adrenaline pumping where the tunes falls short (and a catchy hookline is essential for songs like these to succeed).
Their delinquency is reminiscent of Ashs 1977 (with similar photo album booklets), but where Tim Wheeler wrote "Girl From Mars", "Bizzy" has written "Daves Possessed Hair" with the lyrics "You say youre a pacifist/Instead you wave your fist." Close, but no Harry Winterman cigar. Quintessential casualties of middle-brow, white-collar, suburban society, this is 30 minutes of power but only 15 minutes of tunes.
Good enough for what it achieved but its hard to see if they have the ability (or desire) to evolve and graduate from this tiresome genre and write classics like Green Day did.
Still, they seem to be having the time of their lives while they can and that, apparently, is all that matters.--Ben Johncock
i don't know why sum 41 always get lumped in with punk bands(green day,blink,nofx). they are really punk but they're more than punk. they're metallic. i think they're punk/metal. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2006 by dean skillin
Sum41 is the shizzy!!!Personally,im usually into really hard rock bands like Korn,Deftones and Alice In Chains,but Sum41 is sooo amazing!!!! Read morePublished on April 10 2004 by Michelle
a good cd for every body this cd is better than blink 182's cd's sum41 fan's well love this cd and now this is great 2 there are the dvd's thay are asome 2 i needed the dvd'sPublished on March 9 2004 by sum41
This EP is very basic...but it has the clasic sound of Sum 41. I enjoyed this cd when i heard it. But it didn't have the massive freestyles like their first LP, All Killer No... Read morePublished on March 2 2004 by thejmyster
ok, this is a gr8 punk debut mini album contains songs like Daves Possessed Hair/What were all about - great attempt on rap at the end! Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by Dan Triance
Sum 41 is one of the best punk rock bands out there (i cant say the best cause theres also green day, afi, brand new, etc), and if you have All Killer No Filler saying "ive... Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004
I really like this CD. Buy it! You won't regret it. Sum41 is really talented and really know how to play the guitar well.Published on Dec 13 2003
I must admit, If I wasnt a huge Sum 41 fan I would not be pleased at all with this disc. Its very short and has long dull instrumentals. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2003 by Amy
O.K, to start off, i have all three sum 41 cd's. I purchased this one third out of the three. This one if o.k. i wouldn't rate it a 5 star. it's a good cd but, not too great. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003