“Rebel Punk’s debut album, Love & Hate, is scientifically proven to make you more badass. The lyrics are clean and all sounds are the cries of guitars, drums and bass only. Simple rock & roll. The band reminded me of Social Distortion with a hint of The Clash. They encompass a sort of badassery that is expressed with class and cleanliness. Love & Hate blends the classic rock that you imagined was played in garages throughout the ‘70s, tinged with an attitude that would get these tunes blasting through the speakers of a dude flying down the 101 on his Harley. The album naturally progresses from tamer jams in the beginning and starts to loosen into controlled chaos in the end. The drums become more heavy-handed and quicker, the vocals are a tad more demanding and embracing of said chaos. The band’s influences (Social Distortion, Metallica, The Ramones), ring true in their music. Stylistically and lyrically, they have the attitude and they certainly have the guitar playing to back”
"Rebel Punk calls you out in front of the town’s people and aims for a straight shot at your heart singing about tattered love, relationships, and life’s lesson. This album is straight forward American Rock & Roll with Punk smeared all over your face. It’s a well-produced LP; 12 power house songs of scruffy sing-a-long vocals with great harmonies fading out in the background. During this whole album, the light never goes out with the guitars ramping up with the bass and drums like a dance of rock & roll meditation. It’s a mix of power chords, and lead guitar navigating through a frat party with an army of beats in a power pop punk world with old feels of Social Distortion, Elvis, and sing a long harmonies of MXPX. Rebel Punk is your straight up greaser punks with a switch blade ready to ramble in some rock & roll"
“If you like the name "Rebel Punk, " then you'll probably also enjoy the music of Rebel Punk. It's fun to listen to as its name suggests--punk with scruffy Mike Ness-esque vocals and a rebellious attitude in its lyrics. "I don't care what you say, I'm gonna be myself," sings George Palacios in the anthemic song "I'm Never Coming Home," accompanying himself with crunchy and bluesy guitar riffs. Bassist Craig Dieterich and drummer John Quesada round out the Sacramento trio, evoking a high-energy yet well-polished California 1990s punk sound that wouldn't be out of place on a major label alongside Rancid or the Offspring.”