It makes some sense for Hot Action Cop to blare like a police siren on its major-label debut.
It makes some sense for Hot Action Cop to blare like a police siren on its major-label debut. But the band's jarring rap/rock style will primarily appeal to only the rowdiest segment of the frat party crowd. Too many times, the band borrows from the worst aspects of Limp Bizkit (over-the-top belligerence), Kid Rock (silly Southern rhymes), and Red Hot Chili Peppers (affected rapping). Curiously enough, one of the sweeter, tamer offerings, "The Special," is one of the set's most promising tracks. After repeated spins, the songs do become less grating and manage to display a fun energy. That said, it's very likely that people might not give the album enough of a chance for these positive elements to shine.—SA