TOE TAG / WORLD OF LIES: Split: CD

Toe Tag: Blaine from the Fartz/Accused heads the lineup, but they sounded like Blanks 77 with a slight yen for metal. By the time they began pilfering from the Plasmatics’ “Butcher Baby,” I was pondering how quantum physics relates to my kneecap or something equally scintillating. World Of Lies: Thrashy stuff with no small amount of speed metal in the mix. They won this mano a mano handily.

 –jimmy (Self-released, www.worldoflies.com)