NEW MEXICAN DISASTER SQUAD/WESTERN ADDICTION: Split: CDEP

Each band provides three originals and one cover. NMDS: Melodically infused hardcore punk that is not afraid to push the limits of speed and anger. No cookie cutter song structures. They made me keep my attention. Reminded me of a cross of Avail meets Strike Anywhere. The cover of the Bad Brains’ “FVK” was pretty damn fine in my book. Western Addiction: They hold their own with their brand of punk that was equal parts Good Riddance mixed with some Minor Threat conviction. I don’t think I have heard someone cover Naked Raygun’s “Rat Patrol” before. A release worthy of keeping.

 –don (No Idea)