This split brings together Italy in the form of Red Car Burns and Austria, which is represented by Ants! The former deals in gruff, melodic punk. The recording does the band no favors, as it features an overly heavy bass which detracts from my enjoyment somewhat. The two songs aren’t bad but they just don’t leave me wanting more. Ants! is a different proposition, heading down the Lifetime/Kid Dynamite path with a much clearer sound and “1+1=3” is a definite winner to my ears, featuring a strong intro that is simple but effective in setting up the rest of the song.
–Rich Cocksedge (No Reason)