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The Cumshots - Just Quit Trying
Max Cargo, who is the founder and vocalist of The Cumshots, is a wellknown man in their home country Norway. He has his own show on the national television, which is a sort of Jackass. Well, if such a man starts a band, it doesn’t sound strange when he names it The Cumshots. Although there’s a lot of laughter and silliness around this band, Max Cargo is very serious about it. Something that has paid off with a Norway grammy nomination in 2003. Let’s see what their latest effort Just Quit Trying has to offer.
 
It’s of course very obvious when you’re a person like Max Cargo and you start a band it probably has some shock effects in it. Especially since you named the band The Cumshots. So the first song, ‘Praying For Cancer’, isn’t much of a surprising title. The song, that handles about leaving this world as fast as possible without suicide, reminds me a bit about Velvet Revolver but with the groove of Entombed. Luckily for The Cumshots, a mix that turns out pretty good. With sometimes the catchiness to pull your attention and after that, it’s enjoying the groove while you’re headbanging across your room. Especially ‘Punchdrunk On Death’ gives me this feeling. 
 
The only setback about the album is that not all the songs give me the feeling that I have during ‘Punchdrunk On Death’. Most of the time it’s below that level. With most of the songs I just got stuck with nodding along. Which, in my opinion, is not enough for a band like The Cumshots. While listening to this kind of band, you should roar along with the lyrics. Especially since the lyrics of this album are brought with passion and a great raw voice. But sadly enough this voice isn’t enough to convince me.
 
Overall Just Quit Trying is a nice album with death ‘n roll. But that’s it. It’s probably funny when your friends are over for some beer, or during the live show of the band. Still, the humoristic and ironic lyrics just aren’t enough to keep the attention during the entire album.
The Cumshots - Just Quit Trying
73/1001Details Rodeostar
Released on Monday Nov 10th, 2008
Death 'n roll

Writer @Niamen on Wednesday Dec 10th, 2008

Tags: #The Cumshots
Tracklisting 1. Praying For Cancer
2. Like Pouring Salt On A Slug
3. I Drink Alone
4. Punchdrunk On Death
5. Bitter Erection
6. Last Laugh
7. Broken
8. Vomitory
9. Black Silence
10. Baptized In Broken Glass
Line up Max Cargo - Vocals
El Doom - Guitar
Tommy Dean - Bass
Chris Bartender - Drums