This disc is not a debut LP, as it combines two limited-edition vinyl EPs onto a single CD. Half of the New York Rel-X are chicks, but make no mistake, vocalist Erika and bassist Adi could probably break you in half. Not that the bandmembers are thugs; they actually play rousing old-school punk rock with anthemic, enigmatic, and melodic vocals that stand out above all else, à la the Avengers, whose "Open Your Eyes" Rel-X covers here, nearly indiscernibly from the band's own material. However, the obvious passion the bandmembers have would make them not ones you'd want to trifle with if you were smart.
AllMusic Review by Brian O'Neill