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Various Artists - Balsa/Sei Hexe - Split EP album cover

Various Artists

Balsa/Sei Hexe - Split EP, 2014

6.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Two bands hailing from the US Northwest bring a Metalcore filled split from String Break Records. Seattle's, Balsa, take control of the first half with three tracks, while Portland's all-female ...

Various Artists - Botanist/Oskoreien - EP3: Green Metal/Deterministic Chaos album cover

Various Artists

Botanist/Oskoreien - EP3: Green Metal/Deterministic Chaos, 2016

7.7 / 10

I am guessing that most people are familiar with Botanist and their unique take on black metal, in terms of instrumentation and vibe. The band has released a series of ...

Various Artists - Brokedowns / Vacation Bible School split album cover

Various Artists

Brokedowns / Vacation Bible School split, 2013

7.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Taking Side A on the Elgin, IL focused 7” are The Brokedowns, who last released Species Bender in 2010. After a slew of splits in their career and a few full-lengths, they’ve ...

Various Artists - Capitalist Kids/Tight Bros. - split 7" album cover

Various Artists

Capitalist Kids/Tight Bros. - split 7", 2013

7.1 / 10
200 Words Or Less

If sweet and easy pop punk is your thing, this is the split for you. Capitalist Kids take Side A, fresh after releasing Lessons on Love, Sharing, and Hygiene. They play Mr. ...

Various Artists - Caustic Defiance/Negative Element-Split CD album cover

Various Artists

Caustic Defiance/Negative Element-Split CD, 2009

8.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Just when you thought all the early 1980’s output from Chicago bands had been put out there, along comes this release. Negative Element was a young, loud, and snotty hardcore ...

Various Artists - Change! album cover

Various Artists

Change!, 2007

3.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Change! is the latest compilation from the team of Hopeless/Sub City Records and Hot Topic. Included in this release are one CD and one DVD. The CD has twenty-one songs. ...

Various Artists - Circle & Mamiffer - Enharmonic Intervals (for Paschen Organ) album cover

Various Artists

Circle & Mamiffer - Enharmonic Intervals (for Paschen Organ), 2013

8.0 / 10

Try to imagine that two of the most interesting experimental acts out there not only decided to collaborate for a full album, they also wanted to do that in a ...

Various Artists - Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire/Nesseria - Split album cover

Various Artists

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire/Nesseria - Split, 2011

8.0 / 10

Clinging To The Tress Of A Forest Fire (hereafter referred to as CTTTOAFF for ease) hail from Denver, Colorado and deal in heavy as hell grind in all it's misanthropic ...

Various Artists - Clockwork Orange County: The Rise of West Coast Punk Rock album cover

Various Artists

Clockwork Orange County: The Rise of West Coast Punk Rock, 2014

6.0 / 10
Video/DVD Review

Detailing the history of southern California punk of the late 1970s and early ‘80s and in particular, the scene that revolved around the legendary Cuckoo’s Nest club which hosted live ...

Various Artists - Closure / Moloch - Split EP album cover

Various Artists

Closure / Moloch - Split EP, 2012

7.6 / 10
200 Words Or Less

closure and moloch sit on diametrically opposed sides of the same scene in the same country. They share in the metal/hardcore scene within the UK and they manage to bring ...

Various Artists - Crab Legs/Not Half Bad - Dorks/Nerds album cover

Various Artists

Crab Legs/Not Half Bad - Dorks/Nerds, 2015

8.0 / 10

Spanning the country’s geography north and south, this split from Fargo, ND’s Crab Legs and Fort Worth, TX’s Not Half Bad is a snippet of the varied sounds of the ...

Various Artists - Crybaby/Casual - Split EP album cover

Various Artists

Crybaby/Casual - Split EP, 2014

7.0 / 10

I hate to simplify the role of the split 7”—they’re about way more than this, in truth—but one of the greatest purposes the split 7” plays is in introducing yourself ...

Various Artists - Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones/Witxes - Split album cover

Various Artists

Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones/Witxes - Split, 2014

8.1 / 10

When it comes to minimalistic ambient and dark jazz it does not get much better than these. Two great acts from France coexist within this split album. The Dale Cooper ...

Various Artists - Dan Andriano/Brendan Kelly - European Vacation album cover

Various Artists

Dan Andriano/Brendan Kelly - European Vacation, 2012

8.0 / 10

To coincide with their romp across Europe, the split 7” from Brendan Kelly And The Wandering Birds and Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room, European Vacation, doesn’t cover much ground, ...

Various Artists - Dead Band's Party: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo album cover

Various Artists

Dead Band's Party: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo, 2005

0.5 / 10

The 80's weren't really as bad as those VH1 specials make it out to be. Sure the fashion of those years was pretty atrocious, but try going to a concert ...

Various Artists - Dead Bars/The Tim Version - split 7" album cover

Various Artists

Dead Bars/The Tim Version - split 7", 2016

7.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

A limited edition split of two not-super-active bands that are Fest staples for this writer, this EP from No Idea Records combines Seattle’s Dead Bars and Tampa’s The Tim Version ...

Various Artists - Drainland / Enabler - Split EP album cover

Various Artists

Drainland / Enabler - Split EP, 2012

7.7 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Splits are, in general, a simultaneously good and bad thing. For each split that flows and feels strong through out (maybe even introduces you to a new band) there are ...

Various Artists - Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely State)/Into it. Over it. – Split album cover

Various Artists

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely State)/Into it. Over it. – Split, 2011

7.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

There has been resurgence within the indie-emo genre lately, and these advocates of punctuation are taking cues from American Football and Sunny Day Real Estate.The A-side features Empire! Empire!’s, “If ...

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