Slow Burning Car turns up the volume once again with their stirring release of Public Cynic. This daring effort by the Los Angeles rock band is equally brilliant as it is sinister. The musical structure put forth by Slow Burning Car is something that rock purists will find nothing less than endearing. Public Cynic features an oasis of rugged guitar riffs and hard-hitting live drumming, which comprises much of Slow Burning Car’s commitment to quality rock music above gimmick-type musings.
Public Cynic encompasses visions of protest, a timely topic in view of the recent public outrage and reaction to the death of George Floyd and the subject of police brutality. Slow Burning Car’s Public Cynic, however, seems to encompass a broader meaning of protest and its place in society and human psychology. Public Cynic maintains a free-flowing rock vibe that makes it all the more enjoyable.