THIS RUNS ON BLOOD / TRANSIENT: Split: EP

Unfuckin’ real how horrible This Runs On Blood is. Think of the Blood Brothers meets An Albatross, and make them even more pretentious. This Runs On Blood are screamo crap with a lot of wanking going on in the studio with effects and samples for dramatic effect. The screaming vocals are atrocious. I guess the singer’s throwing some little shit fit I should be interested in, but ehhh…. Transient are run-of-the-mill modern day grind. I prefer them over This Runs On Blood, but, at the same time, they’re nothing special, and certainly not worth forking over your entertainment dollars in these less-than-free-wheeling times. The one positive about this record is the excellent packaging: offset three-color cover, sewn pocket for the blue vinyl, and nice hand lettering throughout.

 –todd (End Theory, [email protected])