Half Hour Of Power (Limited 180 Gram Transparent Red Vinyl)
Released on November 20, 2017
Limited 180 Gram Transparent Red Vinyl in Gatefold Jacket with 11" x 22" insert.
Half Hour of Power is an EP by Canadian rock band Sum 41. It was originally released on June 27, 2000 on Big Rig Records, a subsidiary of Island Records (United States), and Aquarius Records (Canada). Some consider the album to be the band's first studio album. However the band claims that their next release, All Killer No Filler, is their first debut album.
The first track, "Grab the Devil by the Horns and Fuck Him up the Ass," is a time warp. For a minute and a half the group relives the new wave of British metal and cranks out an Iron Maiden style tune. After a brief trip down memory lane the album quickly morphs into pop punk. The songs are well crafted and the hooks are catchy on "Make No Difference" and "Summer." But in some respects that is problematic, there was a time in the pre-Green Day/Blink 182 years where punk defined itself by not being radio friendly. A good album, but essentially proof that turn of the millennium punk is just as much a corporate rock entity as adult contemporary. Curtis Zimmermann, All Music