AK-47: Undefeated: CD

Victoria BC hardcore legends AK-47 are back with another album packed with searing rage at the state of the world we live in. A staple of my local punk rock community for almost twenty-five years, a new AK album is always cause for celebration. Short songs with soaring guitars and heavy messages remain the band’s calling card but with a little more emphasis on the melodic side of things that harkens back to some of the members previous bands such as Hudson Mack and Section 46. The result is stunning. You still have classic AK (a nineteen second ode to our Prime Minister entitled “Smarmy Little Fuck” for instance), but with different facets that were only touched on here and there on previous albums. If you love fast, political hardcore played really well, you need to hear this. –Ty Stranglehold (Self-released, ak47hardcore.blogspot.com)