Waiting for the Punchline (1995) The third platter by these Boston art-metallers, Extreme, is equal parts mosh and mush. Highlights on Waiting for the Punchline include an epic six-minute atheist… Extreme Pop Rock
Music Review

Waiting for the Punchline (1995)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Extreme; Genres: Pop, Rock

The third platter by these Boston art-metallers, Extreme, is equal parts mosh and mush. Highlights on Waiting for the Punchline include an epic six-minute atheist headbang and intermittent, lightning-fast synth loops. Otherwise, the flashy guitars, wispy harmonies, and smug anti-trendiness statements mostly add up to a leaden, and oddly trendy, Soundgarden imitation. B-

Originally posted Jan 27, 1995 Published in issue #259 Jan 27, 1995 Order article reprints