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BYO Split Series, Volume V

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Two veteran punk bands — Alkaline Trio and One Man Army — get six songs apiece on this fiery album. Trio’s standouts, ”Dead and Broken” (with guest vocals by Naked Raygun’s Jeff Pezzati) and the Manson-family epic ”Sadie,” showcase their talent for pairing grisly lyrics with infectious harmonies. Army’s anthems are more garbled but no less spirited, with a middle finger pointed right at the cultural mainstream.