Most of the highlights are provided by punk and metal acts. The Manimals, a veteran group that played shows in the early '80s with the Misfits, contribute their monster-metal masterpiece, "The Final Thrill." Bluto's Revenge, the only group also featured on 3,128 Seconds Over Cleveland, is one of the longest-running melodic punk bands in Northeast Ohio. Their song "Unsaid" is just as infectious as anything by Green Day or Blink-182. Madman Mike Martini's band, Green Merchant, plays an insane blend of music influenced by both Beck and Johnny Cash in "Out of My Mind," and Shot of M, a group composed predominately of college kids, mixes punk with funk in "On My Knees." Contributions from bands in other genres are just as strong. The goth act Midnight Syndicate delivers the dark, moody "Something Wicked/Chamber Mix," and rockabilly innovators Lords of the Highway celebrate the world of 18-wheelers in "Trucker's Lament." All in all, 4,292 Seconds provides an accurate survey of the variety of local acts thriving beneath the radar of Cleveland commercial radio.
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