Black Marias play ‘77-style streetpunk and they play it pretty well. I like this, but it doesn’t have the unbridled passion of Sham 69 or Stiff Little Fingers, who I’d rather listen to. It just seems like some old guys sticking to what they know. It’s good, though. The ever prolific Destructors stick to their guns and play some more punk in the style of The Damned or maybe The Dictators. They also give us a cover of “Sonic Reducer,” which isn’t really necessary.
–Craven (Rowdy Farrago, no address listed)