A pair of powerful hardcore punk bands from Sweden team up for a split LP, offering up high energy music that has the classic style down, but done with modern twist that keeps it totally interesting. BAMN starts out with a basic D-beat backdrop, but keep addign unique twists and turns, so that by the end of their album side they sound like a completely different band. BLACK STAR RISING also have that classic d-beat sound down, but veer way off the beaten path with interesting tempo changes and two vocalists who work well together. Most of theof the lyrics and inserts are in English (critical of the system and stupidity in punk) and gives one the impression they’re heading towards the same path as DS-13 before them. Good stuff.