ARMADA, LA: Self-titled: LP

Lyrically I’m totally onboard with this—barbs about the shittier aspects of the modern world, including enslavement via debt, the reinterpretation of the term “organic food,” the failure of capitalism, resisting the system, etc. Musically, however, I’ve just never been all that impressed with “hardcore” metal—as that term is used these days—and the genre really does zippo for me. Here’s hoping that the seeds buried in the lyrics take root in at least a couple o’ fans who do dig that sound, ‘cause, frankly, they sure as shit ain’t gonna hear about stuff like this in the mainstream media or on the current hit program on Telemundo or TV Azteca.

 –jimmy (Fat Sandwich)