DRUNK IN A DUMPSTER / NO ANGER CONTROL: Split: 12”

Drunk In A Dumpster are doing some pretty convincing thrash with punk roots like Common Enemy or early Municipal Waste. They’re old enough to remember the late ‘80s (the singer was in Order Of Flagellants and some other bands you’ve never heard of) so there’s not really a lot of posturing. There’s a little too much tongue-in-cheek for me on songs like “Thrasheville,” but they’re having a good time so I supposed it can be forgiven. The riffs are good, the recording is big, and the vocals are energetic enough to keep you paying attention. No Anger Control are doing more of an old school East Coast hardcore thing with some metallic tendencies on the breakdowns. The lyrics for both bands are pretty simple with a lot of singalongs. The structures are also simple. This split works because a fan of either band would probably easily get into the other side, but each band has their own style. –Ian Wise (No Profit, noprofitrecords.com)