AS FRIENDS RUST: Greatest Hits?: CD

The promo sheet on these guys claims the influence of Dag Nasty and Avail, and I can definitely see that. This really is a tale of two sides—the first half of the record is screamier, musically a bit chunkier, and more in the vein of Avail, but the second half is more melodic and fluid as I would expect from a Dag Nasty influence. I was kind of put off by the first half, ‘cause I’m not huge on Avail, but the second half made up for it as the screamies got toned down and the melodies became sharper and more focused. 

 –Eric Carlson (Shield)