AGGRAVATED, THE: First to Die: CD

Good, old-fashioned antisocial hardcore. You know the drill. A bunch of dudes getting red-faced angry about how society sucks, the media is bullshit, and the world is going downhill fast. There is literally a song called “Downhill Fast.” The anger is infectious, and that’s a solid gauge of success for this sort of punk. As a bonus, they throw in a little horror punk ditty midway through the album. A little oasis from all the “fuck society” stuff in the form of a tune about the old zombie girl trope. Nice little gore break before getting back into the rage. –MP Johnson (D-Fens, theaggravated.bandcamp.com)