CONCRETE CROSS: Self-titled: LP

Concrete Cross is ripping hardcore punk played by a crew of dudes who have been doing it for years. I was first introduced to vocalist Artie Philie’s distinctive growl through his stint in Indecision, and I was stoked to hear him on this. The band also features Anthony Corallo, currently of Sheer Terror, on drums, and guitarist Tom Clavin. Concrete Cross’s songs are short, but packed with intensity. With tight, churning riffs and ripping leads, there’s a lot going on in terms of technicality and musicianship in each song, keeping them interesting after repeated listens. Easily one of the best LPs I’ve heard this year. 

 –Paul J. Comeau (Man In Decline)