label: Karate Kid Records
our score: 4 out of 5.0
Pop-punk was popularized by Good Charlotte, Simple Plan and hundreds of other groups have followed and made arguably the worst genre of music ever. Last Man Down is another group to add to the list. "Killing Time" is their debut single and it sounds like most of the other groups in the genre. They have the moderate beat, the relatively rapid guitar chords repeated over and over, the singer who sounds like he's 15 and the "Oh, oh, oh" background. So what is there to distinguish them from the pack? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. So is this song bad? Not really. It just sounds like everything else in the increasingly muddled genre that is pop-punk.