ROTPM play anthemic, lightning-fast hardcore punk that crams lots of builds, bridges, hooks, and breakdowns into songs that fall just shy of ninety seconds. The Fractions do two songs of fun-loving punk with swingin’ ska guitars, and a third song that has horns and sounds like Snuff. The cover photos of a guy in a horse mask fighting a guy in a Dalmatian mask made me laugh. Both bands are from Manchester, U.K.
–CT Terry (TNS)