APATIA: Demo 1991: LP

Mar 15, 2022

Apatia is/was a seminal Polish hardcore band from the early ’90s. The music here is solid and contains a refreshing variety in tempo and intensity, with lyrics (translated into English on the insert) that are intelligent and forward thinking. Here’s the thing though: every one of these songs was properly re-recorded for a full-length album (Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna Faszyzm) that was released in ’93 and then reissued on vinyl in 2021. That album sounds much better than the demo but is by no means “too slick” or anything that would necessitate pressing the demo version on vinyl. This is the type of thing that screams “digital bonus” for the diehard fans. –Chad Williams (Refuse, refusemusic.net)