The 65's hailing from Northeast Jersey are a quartet that fuses negative influences and aggression into punk rock and power pop. The name of their EP is called "Never Say Never". The artwork of the album depicts a cold and foggy forest giving a sense of danger and doom. The band stands out as a force cultivating a side of life that people normally would be overcome with. From chaos to high energy tunes, this band sure has the drive and determination to win. This great spirit is displayed in their CD entitled song "Never Say Never", where the band talks about reaching a breaking point and discovering that they have gone pass their limits. Still there is a positive message behind this song. Sometimes you can reach a pitfall but one thing is for certain, you must continue to fight.
Taken into a dark space, "Waiting Here So Long", is a call of help; but at times we can not trust or depend on a savior. I can understand this point of view because we all struggle and it can seem as if there is no one to rescue you from your circumstances. It almost paints a picture of someone suffering with depression or an addiction and does not know which way to turn.
A notable track I have favor for is called "Broken Nose, Busted Knee". The energetic tune brings a sensation to the ear and the lyrics are as intoxicating as one drinking scotch on a lonely night. Although I wish that the mixing would be a little better on this project, I still have to say it was enjoyable.
If i had to rate this album on a scale of 1 to 10, I will give it a 7 for sticking to a theme originality and driving the punk sound to new heights.