BEVERLEY KILLS / DESTRUCTORS: C’Etait la Guerre: CD

Another great split EP with the Destructors, and strangely—like the other such split EP I’ve reviewed featuring the Destructors—their savage punk pummeling teamed up with a poppier, sizzling band with a female vocalist. I love the two wildly different sounds on this record. The Destructors are, well, the Destructors: raw, savage, and pulling no punches. Beverley Kills remind me sorta of X-Ray Spex meet Rancid, but with a better vocalist and better harmonies. This was a great record for me: Beverley Kills had me bopping and oh-oh-ohing around the room, and then the Destructors would come on and I’d want to go out and get into fights. Both bands whipped me into a frenzy; good work, people!

 –Eric Carlson (Rowdy Farrago)