ALL OR NOTHING H.C.: What Doesn’t Kill You…: CD

Just in case you didn’t pick up what “h.c.” stood for at the end of this band name—this is a hardcore band. Fronted by lead singer Renae Byrant, this band makes Tsunami Bomb look like a bunch of pansies. Some of the feel-good topics brought up here include: dysfunctional families, oppression, fear, and violence. Not something to play at your next office party, but the band is competent and seems to be schooled in the classics. I can hear some Verbal Assault, some Gorilla Biscuits, even some Suicidal Tendencies (first album only, please). If you’re mad at the world and think the man is bringing you down, this may be the record for you.

 –koepenick (On The Rag/Rodent Popsicle)