The Svetlanas’ have the first two tracks on the split, Siberia and Father Frost, they are aggressive tracks with grating attacking vocals that can stir up any put into a frenzy of fists and hostility. Their sound is that of a band, a people, a community that is breaking out of a sort of suppression. I really do love that they are a hardcore punk band from Russia that fully embraces their accent.
New Cold War is a Vegas band that plays punk rock with a hook. These two songs, Never Coming Home and Burn are enough to make me want to go out and find a pit and sing along with sweaty strangers. Their music is aggressive, the vocals are gruff, but there are beautiful sections just begging you to sing along.