Not to be confused with the white power band that came later, this EP is from the newly reformed Aggravated Assault that originated in New York in the mid-’80s. They’ve added NYC to the end of their name to dispel confusion with the other, better-known band. This Aggravated Assault originally had Doug Beans from Murphy’s Law on drums. A killer video of them from 1986 is on YouTube. This release self-describes as an EP and contains two excellent NYHC tracks, “The Struggle” and “N.Y. 2K.” The intense, powerfully tough vocals are by Anthony from Functional Idiots. I’m excited for the return of this group, and I look forward to a proper EP or full-length in the near future. –Art Ettinger (Self-released,

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