"Shockload’s sound can best be described as a band that borders on greasy rock and gutter punk. The vocals are sung with a snarl and there are some tasty guitar solos too. This record is chocked full of rowdy sing-a-longs and many are packed with solid gang vocals. The music is catchy without having lame pop punk tendencies, keeping the hooks hard driving and balls out. "
“Shockload rocked us next and boy did they ever blasting easy to listen to punk songs with awesome lead vocals from Ryan Ruin. G-tone was pulling double duty as he is the bassist in this band as well and he never let up nailing us with bass riffs and great back ups. They played a song called Meatheads as their set progressed into faster heavier songs. Watch for Shockload coming to your town soon!!”
“Having vanquished both the Deadite army and my movie snacks, I gathered myself up and headed off to East Hastings to stop back in at Funky Winkerbeans for a couple of hours of hardcore music. Tonight’s show was the Vancouver stop of The Liquor Store Tour, a Pacific North-West tour featuring a healthy mix of Canadian and American punk, metal, and hardcore bands. Due to some unfortunate border issues, Symbol Six (www.SymbolSix.com) and The Killed Spirits (www.myspace.com/thekilledspirits) were unable to make it, but that merely meant the three existing bands had more room to play with in their sets. I missed the first act Shockload, but made it in just in time for Off By An Inch (www.myspace.com/offbyaninch) and Third Lit (www.myspace.com/thirdlit), two great local Vancouver bands with very dedicated, ravenous fans.”