KILL YOUR IDOLS / MODERN LIFE IS WAR: Live on WLUW: Split EP

Kill Your Idols: I’d never given this band a chance before because whenever I see people wearing their shirts they always look like jocks and date rapists, but damn if this isn’t some solid pissed-off melodic hardcore. Maybe I should stop judging bands by the way their fans dress, as I am definitely gonna check out some more Kill Your Idols stuff when I get a chance. Modern Life Is War: it’s weird because both sides of this record were recorded at the same show on the same radio station, but the MLIW recording sounds like shit. One ho-hum tough guy original and a crappy cover of “Nervous Breakdown.” Yawn. ATTENTION ALL BANDS! We’ve heard Black Flag before, you can’t do a cover of theirs that’s better than the original, so don’t try.

 –ben (Lifeline)