AUTONOMY / STREET EATERS: Split: 7” EP

Autonomy: Opening track is a haunting bit of pop, with Hüsker-shimmer guitars and “whoa” backing vocals. “Man Should Surrender,” sends ‘em careening off on another tangent and plops ‘em into Killing Joke territory—a slice of post-punk crunch, “Wardance,” tribal stomp and chant-along vocals. I really dug their side of their split with DoomTown and the two tunes show the quality in evidence there wasn’t a fluke. Street Eaters: A bit harder to peg, but by no means lesser in result. Hints of post-punk and Black Sabbath gloom tinge a minor-chord punk ditty hinged on baritone guitar rumble, dual vocals and a solid backbeat. Nice split all ‘round. 

 –jimmy (Off The Books)