Shelter - The Purpose, The Passion
Century Media
14 songs (41'00)
Release year: 2001
Century Media
Reviewed by Danny

Shelter is back ... but I can hear that The Offspring has passed before and that Shelter have decide to follow the path of fashion.

They haven't changed that much since When 20 Summers Pass. It is still fast, melodic, punk, rock and you can almost feel the California's sun burning your skin ... but where When 20 Summers Pass was underground, this one is very commercial, more punk than rock and sound like a clone compare to The Offspring's last record. Ok you gonna tell me Shelter is the old band here and the success didn't knock at their door ...

That been said, I am wondering how this scene will survive next year, because from the first track 'till the last one, this punk-rock music is constructed around one single riff. At the end, this is very boring (nothing against Shelter, just a general feeling).

The Purpose, The Passion is a typical California punk album ... no surprise at all, but no disappointment on the other hand.

Killing Songs :
Danny quoted 65 / 100
Other albums by Shelter that we have reviewed:
Shelter - When 20 Summers Pass reviewed by Danny and quoted 73 / 100
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