ANTICITIZEN: Warmachine: CDEP

Also available as a four-song 7”, this six-song EP from New Jersey’s Anticitizen is a perfect exemplar of 1990s-styled crust. Similar to hits by Dis Sucks, these raw, political tracks are full of rage, with faultless growled vocals searing into the mic. I’d imagine they slay at a basement show, which is no small feat in these troubled times. What distinguishes Anticitizen from so many others is that they’ve stuck to it, with 2020 serving as their ninth year as a band. This isn’t my first exposure to them, and it’s an even better release than the ones I’ve heard before. A split release between the band and longstanding label Wiseass Records, Warmachine is a must for fans of the best in crust. –Art Ettinger (Wiseass, anticitizen.storenvy.com)