Here it is, two years since the American release of this album, and I've just gotten around to listening to it. Why? Because I had a hard time believing that "Veni Vidi Vicious" could justify its hype. Well, this release proved me wrong. At a tight and concise 28 minutes, this fantastic release bursts with playful, brash energy. It's wholly unoriginal, but they make up for that with the skill they use to play these tracks of crisp, amped-up punk. "Outsmarted" and "Hate to Say I told You So" are explosively great and are solid enough to win over just about any cynic, while "Statecontrol" and "Die All Right!" rock with fury. Sure, I'm two years behind in discovering this CD, but it's never too late to experience a record as fine as this. The grooves on "Veni Vidi Vicious" are as catchy and as infectious as a case of, well, the hives.