TEAR THEM DOWN: Abide: CDEP

Judging from the art, I really expected this disc to be a typical “tough guy” rendition of modern American melodic hardcore. Luckily, that’s not the case. TTD are an energetic, catchy skate punk band in the vein of classic Burning Heart Records. Go figure—from Gothenburg, to boot. Poppy, yet far from whiney. As much as it pains me to say it, this records does sound like Tiny Tunes-era Millencolin. If someone had told me they were on a much bigger label, I’d believe it. –Steve Adamyk (Morning Wood, morningwoodrecords.com / Plunk)