ATWAR/CELL BLOCK 5: Live Cheap Split: CD

The first of this split is AtWar, which is one of the guys from English Dogs. And if that isn’t enough to make you buy the album, then you should know the guy from Social Unrest is in Cell Block 5. If you don’t know who either of those bands are, you probably don’t give a flying fuck about this album. AtWar reminds me of the kind of punk rock that is basically heavy metal but since they have mohawks and English accents you get to pogo unless you are stupid and confused, plus the drumbeat for almost every song is the same (you know the one) except when the chorus busts out and they’re all like, “Shoot your own head off!” Cell Block 5 is more of the, “Yeah, we’re fucking punk, why aren’t you dancing with your elbows flailing around and hurting people yet?” variety. Did I mention they are fast? The album is actually pretty good for a live album and the bands talk shit about other bands and get chicks on stage—all the shit you should expect for a live album.

 –guest (Malt Soda)