SWHAT: Wasty Tasty: CD

I’ll say this: not what I was expecting. Initial impressions led me to believe Swhat would be a metallic hardcore band, or something making far too much of an effort to be “intense,” if you get my drift. Thankfully, the band plays well-crafted, standard ‘90s melodic punk, possibly in the vein of everything from Murphy’s Law, Fluf, Apocalypse Hoboken, and specifically the fast Overwhelming Colorfast tunes. Is that a weird comparison? Maybe, but I made it nonetheless (it made sense while listening to it, at least). Strong record from these Aussies. –Steve Adamyk (Heart Of The Rat, heartoftheratrecords.com)