BROKEDOWNS, THE / WIDE ANGLES: Split: 7″

The Brokedowns maintain a strong sense of melody and cohesion as they cram a lot of parts into their hardcore anthems. Their three songs sound like revved-up versions of the songs Paddy sings for Dillinger 4. Cool. Save for some techy guitars, Wide Angles don’t do much to expand on the Hot Water Music template. Two songs. The cover looks like late ‘90s zine art, and that makes me happy.

 –CT Terry (cassettedeckmedia.net)