Executors / Male Patterns- Split 7". Two rippers on one record! Male Patterns always deliver, and this is their best yet: three blazers that come in fast and somehow heavy at the same time. The vocals remind me of Econochrist with a deep, from-the-gut growl. Take the best elements of Swedish (Shitlickers, Anti Cimex) and early US HC (Poison Idea, Negative Approach) and you get something close to Male Patterns. “Self Abuse” is a scorcher. On the flip are the Executors, and I’m an instant fan. They belt out two mid-tempo, metal-tinged hardcore tunes that sound like early Cro-Mags crossed with the UK 82 spirit of GBH and the Varukers. Includes a printed inner sleeve with band photos and lyrics from both bands.