VARIOUS ARTISTS: Gnarly Dude 2!: CD

Considering many of the bands’ obsession with a certain kind of board with little wheels attached, I’m guessin’ this is a skater punk comp. Most of the stuff on it ain’t particularly interesting, with liberal doses of modern metal and techno splattered here and there, but it was nice to see the name McRad on a comp once more and hear the Faction’s “Skate and Destroy” again, even if they are identified here as “The Fraction.” In short, “eh” is about all I’m able to muster from this.

 –jimmy (www.voltagerecords.com)