7-10 SPLIFF: King of the Lanes: CS

It was bound to happen sooner or later: bowling punk. I would have thought this to be a Hanson Brothers/Ramones kind of thing—that isn’t the case at all—but rather a metallic thrashing that would make any lane rat quite happy, replete with snippets snatched from The Big Lebowski. To me, this is the sound of sucking down an 8-ball behind the bowling alley, not necessarily tossing strikes. Nice and rough around the edges—which is good—as a little more polish and this might be just another metal release, albeit with a bowling theme. –Garrett Barnwell (Self-released, 7-10spliff.bandcamp.com)