TORINO/ ZERO AGAIN: Split: EP

Two French bands on one record. Zero Again sing in English with a Leatherface- meets-Bob-Mould-sound. The vocals are gritty and heartfelt while the music is really upbeat and catchy, similar to what the aforementioned bands do really well. Torino sing their tunes in French, which I’m a fan of and I think sets foreign bands apart in a good way. They blend punk and driving hard rock together nicely. Anyone who is a fan of the BYO split series should check this record out.

 –Ryan Nichols (Echo Canyon, echocanyonrecords.com)