YOUNG FAVORITES: Self-titled: CD-R

With a cover that looks like it would be more at home on a Smiths single, these guys blast through four thrash tunes with all the modern trappings—herky-jerky rhythm changes, stops, lyrics about how pissed off the singer is. The lack of overt metal influences, the brevity of the tunes, and the fact they can make one mean ruckus earns ’em beaucoup points.

 –jimmy (www.myspace.com/youngfavorites)