I’m going on a mini tirade now. It’s going to be real quick. I wish more kids would seek out bands from around the world. If they did, even more bands would come here to tour. Okay, I’m finished. Now I have two copies of this CD. I received the Finnish pressing of this CD that was released by 1000dB Records about six months ago from a good friend there who sings background vocals on this recording. Interestingly, Hardcore Holocaust released it here in the States. I think they are great for doing this because I believe they truly stand behind their releases, not worrying if they are going to be big sellers. You can see they love the Finnish punk. Awhile ago they put out the Viimeinen Kolonna CD. Did you buy one? Or was the Casualties CD the preferred purchase? Even more interesting is that I have a review copy in my box. I’m glad to see that more extreme punk labels are giving this mag try. I can’t tell you how much bad emo and alternative rock I get to review. Oops, I went on another tirade! Back to this release. I’ve been listening to this for a while now. It’s a good, angry release that is not overly fast and fits into a Discharge niche. It’s got a heavy bass and haiku-like lyrics, which are sung in Finnish. The guitars were recorded well and come off powerful. The drums hold down the background with an even pounding. Even though I don’t understand a lick of what’s being said, anger crosses all communication lines. From start to finish, it feels like you are being dragged behind a car holding your breath. Collector nerd note: this release has a greener tint in the artwork and the Finnish one is more yellow.
–don (Hardcore Holocaust)