Hold on to your helmet because this split LP between Hartford Connecticut's OILTANKER and North Carolina's NO TOMORROW is like being trapped in the trenches as a vicious battle rages overhead.
OILTANKER once again prove that they are one of the most powerful bands currently out there holding the D.I.Y. punk flag high. They really have honed their crushing sound over the past few years and they just keep getting better and better. A full on assault of high speed modern metallic crust punk with no regard for anything that might get in its way. Blazing guitars and machine gun drums absolutely shred while the vocals bark and howl with desperation. I absolutely loved last years The Shadow Of Greed LP and eagerly awaited more from these guys. Oh, and I have to mention the rad cover art...whoever does the artwork for OILTANKER is simply amazing. It looks like the same artist has done all of their art over the years and the cover for this looks fucking great too.
NO TOMMORROW on the flipside are new to me but I didn't have to listen for long to realize that they would be a band that I would certainly be watching in the future. They definitely have a scandi-crust sort of feel....my mind kept going back to MARTYRDOD or SKITSYSTEM as this played and that is just about as great a compliment as I can give. These d-beat junkies hail from Wilmington North Carolina and take my word for it, they lay waste to all with their precision bombast and pounding onslaught.
This split LP will without a doubt make new fans for both of these bands and they certainly deserve your support when they tour thru your town. Have Profane send you one of these and experience the devastating battle between the north and the south for yourself. Everybody wins.