CRETINS: Self-titled: 7”

Not a Ramones-core band. This is fast, pummeling hardcore from Richmond, Virginia. A tried and true formula that includes Discharge, guttural vocals, and a dash of Motörhead. Though I tend to prefer vocalists I can clearly understand, exceptions are certainly made: Tragedy, Celtic Frost, the fucking Germs! Problem is, when I can’t even follow along with a lyric sheet, it’s kinda tough to get into. The music is solid though, and I could see these guys evolving into something much more compelling.   –Chad Williams (Vinyl Conflict)