Before anything, let me warn you that the SFH side of this split is called “Passion of the Crust”, so take that as you will. The title song sounds like a faster, more aggressive non-ska LEFTOVER CRACK tune, which makes sense if you know anything about their connection to SFH. The lyrics could have been ripped straight out of the LOC playbook, and… if you’re into them, you’ll be into this. Next up is a horrendous cover of “Media Person” by RUDIMENTARY PENI. Some may think that it’s a good, or even an original idea to do an RP song in shitty ska-punk style. Not me, though – I just think it’s terrible. The last song is back in the same vein as the first track (although thankfully with much better lyrics, dealing with American imperialism). The best part about this track was the fact that Diana Mayora from SKELPTARSIS does the second vocals, and I think she fucking rules. I really wish Sturgeon would have stuck to guitar only and let Diana take over. Final verdict – better than most STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS material, but still leaves much to be desired. At this point you know who this band is – you like ‘em or you don’t.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST take the B-side in a much better direction, sounding like a cross between the best of ‘90s east coast punk (PIST, AUS-ROTTEN, BROKEN) and ‘90s East Bay punk (GRIMPLE, FILTH) with a modern edge. Yeah, this is the shit! There is nothing cartoony about this band, they just bring straight-forward punk rage without any gimmicks or nonsense. I’m sad to say that this is the first time I’ve ever heard JFC, but after hearing their side of this split, I need to hear more! Their side is well worth the price of admission. Cheers! (Inbred)
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