POISON IDEA / RÖSVETT: Split: 7” EP

Poison Idea: The original tune here, “Something Better,” is a seething bit of virulence—slow, yet you can feel the power they’re known for coiled up and waiting to unload. Also included is a live recording of them running through the 13th Floor Elevators’ “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” Rösvett: Two thrashers that showcase the power they’re known for—fast, but weighted with more heft and rage than the usual lot who rely on speedy parlor tricks. The cover of P.I.’s “Die on Your Knees” is serviceable, if wholly unnecessary. Good split. 

 –jimmy (Just 4 Fun, j4f.dk)