BURN YOUR BRIDGES: Self-titled: CD

It’s really nice to hear hardcore that recalls bands you’ve always loved (NOTA, Poison Idea, Reagan Youth) and beefs it up with changes and chops and noise and yet just sounds like they’re having fun rather than trying to be something that they’re not, or to out-hardcore or out-grind the next bunch of rockheads. Burn Your Bridges does it like champs, and as a two-piece no less. Not a weak or superfluous moment (and there are quite a few moments on here), but I wish I could figure out what the hell “Elf Defecation Barter” is about.

 –doug (Deep Six)