KILL YOUR IDOLS/CRIME IN STEREO: split CD: EP

Kill Your Idols: The first song has a weird “Negative Approach plays later period Hüsker Dü” feel to it and a great metaphor for sliding down love’s food chain in the title, “XLII to UR90.” The other two songs, one of which is a Sheer Terror cover, are pretty straightforward hardcore. Not bad at all. Crime in Stereo: Hardcore with a Jawbreaker undercurrent just doesn’t sit right with these ears. A wee bit too emo for comfort.

 –jimmy (www.blackoutrecords.com)