DESTRUCTORS 666 / THE RUINED / PUNKY REBEL MEDIA: 888: CD

Okay, Destructors once again rock me with three songs of reliable ol’ punk played well. Love their androgynous, carefree lyrics. They cover a Flamin’ Groovies song, if that means anything to you. The first track by The Ruined has a more hardcore influence, with a sort of strained, hoarse vocal that could be called emo, but more like the early ‘90s style, when that word wasn’t an insult. Their second track, I was thinking sounded kind of like ‘90s alternative, when my roommate came by and made fun of me for listening to what we finally recalled as being a Sponge cover. Which I, ahem, kind of liked. Punky Rebel Media have the last track on here and, damn, it was pretty fucking annoying, even more so than their name. Get it for the first five tracks.

 –Craven (www.destructors666.com)