MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA: Crash Course: CD EP

It’s AC/DC without Bon Scott, a well-disciplined Zeke, some Cadillac Tramps, an obligatory upbeat pop punk love song and a stupid name all in one! Draw your own line in the sand. Draw your own line in the sand. Draw your own line in the sand. Oh, I’m sorry. Was I being repetitive?

 –thiringer (R.A.F.R.; and )

KILLING FLAME: Another Breath: CD

Late ’80s sounding hardcore. Judging from the No For An Answer quote, I’m willing to bet that they’re straight edge as well. Yippie. Pass the Newcastle, ’cause it’s gonna be a long night.

 –jimmy (Equal Vision, PO Box 14, Hudson, NY 12534)

EXCEL: Split Image: CD

Once upon a time, kids, way back in the mid-1980s, there was this evil scourge known as metal punk, which was actually not all that different in its infestation than ska and poop (err, pop) punk are today. Like ska, there was nothing truly evil about metal punk as an entity, but the influx of copycats pretty much ran it into the ground four months