Direct Hit! side Hold Tight! side Heavy, heavy stuff. Fast and melodic Almost metal but not quite. Less Lifetime, more J. Shevchuk. Stars guest vocalist. Less time, more feedback. Not usual fare. Raw singing, gang vox Some will love, some will hate it Big bass, chugged guitars and drums. Fuck you. Get pumped. (Bitch). Sometimes less is more.
Things to note:
-As mentioned on Direct Hit!'s bandcamp page: they got their friend Kyle Booth (of the band Whiskeypig) to sing on their half of this split.
-As their bandcamp also states, these songs were originally written for a different project when the members didn't think Direct Hit! was going to last. They might as well form an alter-ego band to perform these songs.
-It seems as of Hold Tight! has an alter-ego band of their own called Tight Hold.
-The cover for this split is highly reminiscent of Black Flag's Damaged. Given that this split features some of the heaviest work by both bands, this is can't be a coincidence.
-Yes, that is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference that I made.