BOSTON STRANGLER, THE: Outcast: Cassette

True story, as I type this review, and listen to this tape for like the twentieth time, I can hear one of my neighbors blasting the Grateful Dead from their apartment. It just makes this band sound that much better. The Boston Strangler sound like early ‘80s Boston hardcore, right down to the raw recording. Seriously, this demo is awesome. One of the best I’ve heard in forever. The obvious influence is Negative FX, but they sound alive and not like some glorified cover band. All five songs on here are total rippers. Can’t pick a favorite, as they are all that good. If any band today deserves to have vinyl out, it’s these guys. Looks like they only made one hundred of these, so act quick. Definitely in my top 10 of the year.

 –M.Avrg ([email protected])