DEBELI PRECJEDNIK / MAŠINKO: Godina Majmuna: CD

It was a little confusing to begin with, but thanks to the press sheet I was able to figure out that this disc is actually a split album from two Croatian bands. Debeli Precjednik have a mid-‘00s Epitaph punk thing going on (think a little lighter-sounding Death By Stereo). They’ve apparently been around since 1993 and can definitely play. Mašinko are a younger band, and they have the same style going on with a little ska punk thrown in the mix. Not bad by any means, but not something I would go out of my way to listen to. It always makes me happy to hear what’s going on musically in parts of the world you don’t normally hear from. –Ty Stranglehold (Moonlee)