ENDS MEET: Making Music Making Enemies: CD

Metallic guitars, thrashy rhythms, melodic vocals, and performance that is tight as fuck. From the first note it’s clear these cats know how to play well and, unfortunately, that’s their weakest link. Everything here is damned near perfect and professional sounding, which saps the end result of much-needed edge. All the gristle is scrubbed clean, leaving everything left drowning in sterility. Ah, well. –Jimmy Alvarado (Ends Meet, endsmeetmusic.bandcamp.com)