Spine / The Repos: Split 7"
A killer midwest HC team-up right here. Sometimes it's kind of cool when a lesser-known band does a split with a better-known one, as they know they're going to have to step their game up to meet the challenge, and such is the case with Spine's tracks here. I liked their earlier 7", but their tracks on this split are just total bruisers... they actually sound quite a bit like the Repos... just tough, go-for-the-throat hardcore with speed and power. And speaking of the Repos, they turn in four totally killer tracks here, easily some of their best stuff since reforming. If you like hardcore, this is a record you need.