CRUDE S.S.: Who’ll Survive: 7”

Originally released in 1983, Sweden’s Crude S.S. burn through six songs of distortion-fucked D-beat hardcore punk. The plodding, feedback-ridden intro to “Destroy Capitalism.” is probably the most consuming part of the record, but the sheer length and crashing tempo changes of “Who’ll Survive” may make it the most intense track. I know a lot of records say “Play loud” on them, and usually it’s not necessary. But I think they were really on to something when they decided to put that sentiment on the back cover. It’s true!

 –Daryl Gussin (Voltage)