GUNS ’N’ ROSA PARKS/IN DEFENCE: Split Fucking: 7” EP

Okay, look kids, when you bite art from ‘80s records (in this case the cover of Black Flag’s My War album), you don’t earn any cool points. On the contrary, it makes you look like a bunch of uncreative, cheap dumbasses trying to glom onto a scene you haven’t a hope in hell of ever understanding. Now to the task at hand…. Guns ’n’ Rosa Parks: pretty by-the-numbers thrashfest. Tunes are in overdrive, screamer screams, and somehow it still doesn’t quite hit the spot. In Defence: sound like oodles of straight edge bands I saw in the ‘80s. On second thought, maybe their choice of cover art was achingly appropriate.

 –jimmy (Give Praise)