If you've ever wondered what it would feel like to get brutally beaten by a gang of prisoners itching to collect their debt you never repayed for those cigarettes, honey buns, and Ramen noodles you got them to front you, this split is your answer. It would fit in perfectly as background music in some shitty delapidated theater on opening night of a Batman premier/ mass murder. This split brings together three of the sickest bands in the scene today, and trust me, they do not disappoint. Just over 10 minutes of song after song, deliver what is sure to be one of the best releases of this year, a true must have if you're even slightly intereted in this scene.
The legendary Los Angeles based powerviolence band ACxDC kick things off. Clocking in at under 4 minutes, these 5 songs really get things going and let you know what's in store for you. Some of the best material ever written by the band is present on here. Crux is without a doubt one of the best songs they've ever done. I dare you to try and not start moving in one way, shape, or form when that catchy riff kicks in around 18 seconds after the song starts.
Magnum Force was the true surprise for me with this release. Being familiar with the other two bands prior to this release, I was interested in seeing what MF brought to the table. They do not disappoint in the slightest. Only 3 songs that clock in at under 3 minutes, this band pulls off what many have tried and failed over the years. This Tuscan based 5-piece flawlessly pulls off a genre which is often imitated but never sounding original yet still following the formula created many years ago.
Sex Prisoner are back with more of what made you love them on their S/T. These guys can do no wrong. It's kind of hard for a band to make the songs stand out that much when they all seem kind of similar but they make it work. I love what they did on this split, but feel like their next release will be when they pull it all together and start doing something really special. Easily one of the best bands around today and only showing signs of improvement. The perfect ending to what will hands down be one of the top splits of the year.