While most bands on Estrus Records are often been accused of sounding pretty much the same (i.e., like The Mono Men), this budget-priced sampler proves that isn't necessarily the case. While all 24 acts on deck obviously subscribe to the philosophy of "the less slick, the better," there are plenty of different takes on the loud 'n' proud aesthetic displayed here - semi-retro garage rock (The Coyotemen, The Insominiacs), wild-ass punk (Fatal Flying Guilloteens, The No-Talents), messed-up blues (Soledad Brothers
, The Immortal Lee County Killers
), shoved-into-overdrive hard rock (The Quadrajets, The Nomads), and even a witty Rolling Stones rip from The Bobbyteens
and a slice of Meters-style funk from The Crown Royals
. Not for the meek, but if you like you like your rock 'n' roll fast, noisy, and with an extra portion of attitude, The Estrus 100% Apeshit Rock Sampler (Vol. 2) delivers a lot of bang for only seven bucks.