TOMCAT’S TORPEDO BAND / WARBOYS U.S.: Split: 7”

Members of these bands appeared in legendary Confederacy of Scum acts Hellstomper and ANTiSEEN prior to moving on to various side projects. There’s a lot to dig here, from the pristine production to the technical proficiency of the instrumentals. It’s a split release between Chattanooga’s Poorboy Records and North Carolina’s Mystery School Records, with each label’s copies having different cover art. Fans of Southern-tinged punk will absolutely adore this kick-ass record. Particularly graceful is “Old Broadman Hymnal,” one of the Warboys U.S. tracks, which describes a young man in church channeling rock’n’roll in lieu of nonsense Christianity. Amen to that, today and every day. –Art Ettinger (Poorboy, tomcatboogie.bigcartel.com / Mystery School, mysteryschoolrecords.bigcartel.com)