BOILING POINT: Self-titled: 7”

Riffy, speedy Slovakian hardcore. Fans of 625 Thrashcore’s catalog will enjoy this one. Buzzsaw guitars and ripping drums with vocals shouted in English. The record begins on a serious note (“Disillusioned”), tackling the state of the band’s homeland: “It’s been more than twenty years since the socialism fell. New regime blessed the highest class while the poorest people live in hell.” That second part seems sadly familiar here in the so-called oldest democracy in the world… But most good music needs balance, and these guys do that with a humorous tip of the hat to us record collectors on “Wax”: “Touch the plastic, sniff the cover. Diagnosis: vinyl lover!” Ha! Excellent seven-song debut with fantastic packaging. 

 –Chad Williams (Analog Freaks, [email protected], analogfreaks.net)