COMPLICATORS, THE / EMPIRE DOWN: Split: 7”

I mean, whatever. I feel like whenever I get stuff like this, I always say something like, “I’m sure this would be really cool for someone who is into x” and, in this case, x is straightforward, anthemic punk (it’s usually that). It just isn’t that exciting to listen to, but I’ve always felt that this genre of punk is probably more exciting to play anyways. Less melodic than Leatherface but with a similarly gravel-throated approach. –Theresa W. (Pirates Press)