Across the Water

By Andrew Ross

Across the Water is a rather unique album: it features four punk bands, two from Canada and two from Sweden. Each band contributes three tracks, for a total of 30 minutes of solid punk noise. Canada’s Choke and Layaway Plan both submit heavy, hard cuts, including a passable Screw 32 cover. Sweden’s Adhesive and Astream lay down some great punk music including a cover of The Slickers’ "Johnny Too Bad."