SCARDEY CAT/APATHETIC YOUTH: This Is LA, Not the South Bay: Split 7"

Jul 28, 2009

I'm fearful yet attracted to Scaredy Cat because I get the feeling they've got a good sense of humor, like Spazz did, but I'm not a hundred percent sure where it ends. The first song, "Flag Football," melts Iron Maiden with Charles Bronson: rippin' metal licks and the vocalist shows no fear of slipping into falsettos. But the other four tracks are straight anvils-to-the-nads, three-hooks-in-three-seconds thrash that are seamless and sound angry but have titles like "Don't Stub Your Toe on the Little Guy." Good stuff. Apathetic Youth are straight-ahead angry, have clean vaginas in their thank you list, and have full comprehension of pile-driving thrash villains like Los Crudos, Neos, and Vitamin X. No fault in that.

 –todd (No Label)

Thankful Bits is supported and made possible, in part, by grants from the following organizations.
Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of our grantors.