This reissue of Sum 41’s 2000 EP Half Hour of Power doesn’t add anything new as far as live tracks or demos might go, but is still a welcomed blast from the past. It does indeed see the EP released on multiple forms of vinyl for the first time, such as transparent gold, opaque red, and transparent blue haze.
Over fifteen years since its original release, most of the songs still hold up. Youthful tracks such as “What I Believe,” “Second Chance for Max Headroom” (still a brilliant title), and “Makes No Difference” (one of the band’s earliest ‘hits’ made popular by its appearances in such films as the 2001 stoner comedy Out Cold) are all just as fun as they ever were. Not the worst trip down memory lane for those wanting to take it.