SPLNTR: Trails Then and Now: CD

These OC dudes have been at it for some time and it shows on this CD—eleven tracks of melodic OC punk with some South-Bay-by-way-of-Pennywise sprinkles on top. The vocalist has a mean bellow, song tempos are pit worthy, the lyrics are slightly cringeworthy in places (the word bitch comes up a few times), and they have a song about chemical trails. These guys are never going to be confused with Green Day or anything, but that is probably fine with them. For keeping-it-real old dudes. –Garrett Barnwell (Dead Lamb, deadlambrecords.com)