1125: Tysiac Sto Dwadziescia Piec: 2 x LP

Monstrous double disc retrospective of one of Poland’s premier straight edge hardcore bands. Going since 1996, they have been sticking to the NYHC blueprint: tough hardcore with more than a nod to Madball and later Agnostic Front. All the lyrics are in Polish so they could be singing about eating cats, but judging by the photos of high leaps in sports gear I’m guessing it’s songs about friendship and vengeance. This compiles the band’s earliest records from ‘97/’99. It’s pretty raw, fast, and hardcore. If you are a fan of Polish stuff or a hardcore super nerd, dig in. For me? I don’t need it. –Tim Brooks (Pasazer)