Release Date: September 24, 2002
Reviewed by Vin Cherubino
Jackass fever is hitting everywhere. With the new jackass movie out, and now the newest CKY, fans of hilarious acts of stupidity and great music will be very pleased. Everything that made CKY’s first effort “Volume 1” so much fun is here, except this time, there is more of it.
“Escape From Hellview” starts off the intensity with a slow buildup of perfectly placed beats and lyrics. Their unique distortion can be easily identified, instantly making a listener recognize a CKY song over others. Lyrics flow smoothly within every song and never seem to be detached from the music. The music runs through your veins, inducing an adrenaline rush during heavy melodies, and comforts during the more slow paced rhythms. The rare trait CKY has is the ability to pump aggression through music that really isn’t that heavy. Each chorus and riff is simple enough to follow; each lyric is mixed with digital effects superbly, and the final product is a standout CD worthy to be in any CD collection. The CD is a tribute to older style rock, but with plenty of fresh new ideas.
Having the CD on major label Island Records should do wonders for the sales of the album. I would be very shocked and disappointed if this album doesn’t do well. Definitely pick this one up.