AVSKUM: Uppror Underifran: CD

If early Swedish hardcore is within your radar, Avskum should be in your sights. Basically recording and performing since the early ‘80s, the band continues on with its tradition of the d-beat. With experience and how well this release is recorded and written, it shows that they are still one of the premier bands from that region doing this genre of music. Sixteen tracks of near flawless blasts of charging guitars, pounding drums, and bass guitar drive that should get the blood pumping. The vocals are yelled out with conviction and expressed with controlled anger, showing that the singer truly believes what he sings. Songs are sung mostly in Swedish, but there are a few in English. Overall, I was engulfed by the energy of the music right from the beginning of the opening chords. I felt my teeth gritting closed with force and soaking in the musical abrasiveness.

 –don (Prank)