AMERICAN WAR MACHINE: Unholy War: LP

The debut album from this Boston-based outfit is really good hardcore, with a clear Motörhead influence noticeable in the drive and delivery of many of the tracks. Members of Slapshot and Agnostic Front are involved, so it comes as no surprise to discover that Unholy War kicks ass musically and lyrically. The band hammers home its message with subtlety being in short supply. The production provides a clean yet thunderous sound, perfect for what the band is doing. Beyond the fact that I like this a lot, there’s not much to add. –Rich Cocksedge (Bridge 9, bridge9.com)