VARIOUS ARTISTS: Boston Underground: CD

A “four-way split” featuring Superpower, Allston Pants, No Shit, and Colin And The Cancer. All four are hardcore bands, so if you’re looking for major diversity here you’re probably in the wrong place. While much here relies on variations of the tried and true fast’n’loud template, each band injects enough personality into what they’re doing to keep it from sounding like one band playing the same song over and over.

 –jimmy (KT, no address)