SSS - 'Problems To The Answer' (Earache) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 10 June 2011 05:30

SSS-problems-high-res-jpeg7When SSS burst out of Liverpool in 2005 they were a glorious throw back to the original crossover days of the mid-80's. Their 'Cliff Burton' EP and their debut album were spot-on nostalgia trips. They picked up some tidy support slots and looked to be making serious headway. A deal with Earache arrived and then they released a distinctly ordinary second album, 'The Dividing Line', and things seemed, despite another few good live showings, to go a little quiet. Well fear not because all that is about to change with 'Problems To The Answer', a twenty-five song-strong monolith that proves that quality and quantity can be very comfortable bed fellows. Hell, after listening to this continuously I wish there were fifty tracks on here as I just can't get enough of this beauty.


There's no massive shift in their musical style but the intensity of the music and the downright stark brutality of the lyrics all seem to hit the mark spectacularly. The sheer attack of the guitars, bass and drums are blistering, and Foxy sounds so pissed off it's untrue. You really do need to take note of the lyrics to this record and they do leave you in no doubt as to where Foxy is coming from. 


From the opening DRI-like 'The Killing Floor' through minute-long missiles like 'White Bread', anti-addiction anthem 'Eat Me Drink Me Burn Me' or the blazing 'Speed Freaks', the album really doesn't let up. In there you'll find snippets akin to the aforementioned DRI but also bits of Crumbsuckers, Nuclear Assault and a bit of NYHC for good measure. However, they seem to put their own stamp on it and deliver the goods far better than anyone else trying this style of music that really no one out there can touch them at the moment.


If they can get themselves a good few months of touring supporting this album you really couldapproved_image_lrg see this lot taking a serious step up the pecking order of both the UK and worldwide ladder. Cracking stuff.