It’s another case of “book by the cover.” For some reason, I was expecting Killing California to be in the vein of Alkaline Trio or the like. I’m not really sure why I had this in my head, but that’s what I was picturing in my mind as I popped the disc in the player. I was way off. In reality, the band has a lot more in common with the likes of Agnostic Front than Alkaline Trio. This is really heavy, mid to up-tempo punk stuff. The vocals are gruff but listenable. There’s some Death By Stereo in there too, which isn’t a bad thing. It’s circle pit time.