CARTRIDGE / WET SPECIMENS: Dawn of the Ice Age: 7” EP

Cartridge: Zippy thrash with gruff vocals built on the Discharge template. Longest song clocks in at an epic minute-thirteen. Wet Specimens: a bit more effects-heavy and brooding but still delivering three hardcore tunes right in the pocket. First is a nice, zippy rager, the other two are slower and longer with a bit of death rock sheen to ’em. Solid output on both sides making for a good 45 all around. –Jimmy Alvarado (Brain Slash, brainslash.storenvy.com)