Both of these bands are stalwarts of the ‘90s “street punk” era brought forth by the popularity of the Dropkick Murphys (but both have always been better than DKM in my opinion) and it’s not hard to tell why. While there are literally hundreds of bands doing this stuff out there, I’d wager that ninety-eight percent of them sing about three main things: unity, the working class, and their boots. I’m sure that somewhere in both of these band’s catalogs, those topics appear, but in 2012 (when this was recorded) it isn’t the case. Both bands are still writing catchy songs that you can sing along with, but are telling a story more complex than the norm for the genre. I like it. 

 –ty (Jailhouse)