Mess With The Best V/A 2x7" w/: Rust, Revilers, Guvnors, Cracks'n'Scars
Strong co-release from Blackhole and Pug Music. I could write all about it, but this copy+paste job from Brett Hole gets the job done:
This 4-way split double 7″ comes on Oxblood and Bone colored vinyl and features two new songs from each band.
Rust comes out swinging with ripping guitars and pounding drums. Motorhead love mixed with the fury of Lower Class Brats, APA, etc. The second track has a thicker delivery a la Anti-seen. Tough biker bar stomper.
Guv’nors The mid-paced gritty ditty of city kids in “Punk Rock” kicks off their set. They have an English rock feel like Condemned 84 with a slight glam feel. Seems like an odd cast, but I swear it’s true. “Downtown Boogie” picks up the speed considerably for a pub anthem like Cockney Rejects, Toy Dolls and Peter & The Test Tube Babies were hanging out.
Revilers come back with their raw punch of punk fused with rock and roll. “Tell Me” has that Reality Clash feel of the late 90’s. Angry furious rants over raucous guitar lines and solos perpetuate your fists into pumping along. “8 Second Society” is a lower tuned seething tune.
Cracks & Scars have a more modern English punk sound combined with west coast streetpunk. Think of Code 1, Crashed Out, Whiskey Rebels, The Authority. Gang chants and sincere declarations make “Goin’ Nowhere” an immediate sing along requirement. “Light & Darkness”, the split’s closer, brings a Bonecrusher/Roustabouts sound with a snotty punk vocal line. Again, your head will bounce to this as you raise a pint in cheer.
Rust – Ex-Girlfriends
Rust – Suicide Sunday
The Guv’nors – Punk Rock
The Guv’nors – Downtown Boogie
Revilers – Don’t Tell Me
Revilers – 8 Second Society
Cracks & Scars – Goin’ Nowhere
Cracks & Scars – Light & Darkness
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