Review: The Bomb - Indecision
Released: March 26, 2007
After seeing the Bomb light up the stage (despite Pezzatti's drunkenness) last February, I was pretty shocked by how dull their 2000 debut, Torch Songs, was. But a lot of time passed between the debut and the show, so I gave Indecision a chance. I'm glad I did. (The limited color vinyl from No Idea didn't hurt either).
Indecision has a lot more in common with Naked Raygun than Torch Songs did. It's certainly not a rehashing of Naked Raygun (Pezzatti is only 1/4 of the band after all), but it has more quirky hooks, more whoa-oh-oh singalongs, more variety, more of the elements that made Naked Raygun so great 20 years ago. It just does it all in the Bomb's way.
One thing that makes Indecision stand out is its ability to be subtle, gentle even. Don't get me wrong, this is a punk album in every sense. The difference is that instead of being brash and raw at every turn, it manages to convey its power in a more understated way. Instead of losing energy in the process, the Bomb ramp up the energy to far greater levels than they had managed on Torch Songs.