AGGRAVATED, THE: No Way Out: CD

Hardcore punk from the Atlanta, Ga. area with plenty of metal overtones, not unlike late-’80s G.B.H or Exploited, including a very clicky double kick drum. Pissed-off, heavy, and very well played. A couple lyrics give me pause though: “All this hate / Built inside I can’t deny / All this hate / Built inside I don’t know why / Like a time bomb / Ready to explode… When will you see it? / The proof is why you stare / Killing everyone / Blaming the weapons / That we have / Crisis actors, media bias / That never tell the truth / They are all fucking liars / Playing you for a fool.” A hateful person, with guns, blaming the media, and ready to explode. Where have we heard that story before? –Chad Williams (D-Fens, theaggravated.bandcamp.com)