STEAM PIGS, THE: Potshots: CD

Nice blurring of the lines between the classic Clay Records style of English punk, street punk, and American hardcore from a band outta Dublin. The tempo changes and million-chords-a-minute song structure keep things from getting stale and compliment the sarcasm-infused lyrics. The demo quality of the recording slightly saps some of the tunes’ power, but the obvious work put in by the band manages to shine through.

 –jimmy ([email protected])