BILL BONDSMEN: Swallowed by the World: CD

Boy, these kids keep gettin’ better with each successive release. They’re still kicking down some pummeling Midwestern hardcore, but the songs have gotten a bit more nuanced, often alternating between simmering rage and full-bore roar, often within the same song. Quite the impressive release, this, and a definite selection to crank up to “stun” when you’re sitting in line to use the last sixty dollars of your unemployment check to get a quarter tank of gas.

 –jimmy (Deadbeat)