by: OM Johnson
Long live pop-punk. It’s had its ups and downs throughout the years; from being at an all-time high to being back in the underground. At the end of August, a four-piece from Ontario, Canada brought the golden time of pop-punk back to life.
Dangerous Ambitions is a flashback to the early 2000s. With sounds of Jimmy Eat World, Simple Plan, and even some Yellowcard, Minority 905 gives the ultimate taste of a late summer night with the windows rolled down and the volume on full blast while going at least ten miles over the legal speed limit.
Each track is jammed back with the urge to headbang, or foot-tap, depending on your preference. Steven Wolwyn’s bass along with Spasimir Vasilev’s drum work is absolutely phenomenal as they deliver the backbone beat that can be felt throughout any listener’s entire soul.
Vocalist John Aquino’s voice carries that slight yearning in his voice, furthering the emotional surges throughout the lyrics as guitarist Chris Goodfellow shreds along with Aquino.
If you’re in need of a good head thrash, a good full volume album, Dangerous Ambitions by Minority 905 is your album for the taking!
1. Don’t Panic
2. Catching Fire
3. Dangerous Ambitions
5. Picture Perfect
6. Smoke and Mirrors
7. 27 Club
9. Lucky Ones
10. Run This Town
11. What If