DECIBATORS/REAGAN NATIONAL CRASH DIET: Split 7″

Decibators (spelled “deciBators” on the label: a hint) rock straight up, in the American style of many Scandinavian bands of today; easy enough. RNCD (spelled “RNCD” on the label: an acronym), however, present significant problems for the seasoned pigeonholer (at least one who tries to avoid using the word “quirky”): they’ve got a sort of post-hardcore (circa ’85) sound with repetitive dual-gender vocals, repetitive bass line, guitar that goes for the head rather than the gut and slightly offbeat drums. I can’t think of anyone to compare them to: I’ve forgotten every record like this a week after I ceased to own it. Which is to say, it’s pretty good on some level.

 –doug (Rooster Cow)