Pastepunk’s Best Releases of 2003

#12: PAINT IT BLACK – CVA (Jade Tree). When I listen to "CVA," I’m immediately overcome by fond memories of my first time listening to SICK OF IT ALL’s "Blood, Sweat, and No Tears," when I was 14, and the fatefall day in 1999 when KID DYNAMITE’s "S/T" showed up in my mailbox as the result of some magazine subscription. I hope that for a new generation of kids, "CVA" can have that effect. This disc bristles with energy and spit.

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