Back when I was a wee lad reading Thrasher Magazine and just getting into punk rock, I was like a sponge trying to absorb everything I could about it. There were always lots of bands featured in the magazine I was dying to hear. There was one ad that used to run in every issue for a compilation called World Wide Punk and the artwork was an angry punk rocker with a globe for a head sporting a big mohawk. It claimed to have bands from thirty-three different countries. I never managed to get my hands on the comp., but I’ve got to say, it was the first thing I thought of when I listened to Czosnek. This Polish (I think) band is exactly what I expected the bands on that compilation to sound like. Angry and desperate. I am a firm believer that hardcore is that much angrier when screamed in a foreign language. I love that I can’t even begin to pronounce the song titles but they thoughtfully translate the liner notes into English for me. Yep, they’re angry punk rockers, all right. They’ve probably got more to be angry about than I could ever imagine. I, for one, am glad that they decided to put it to music. Of the two vocalists, I prefer the female to the male. He’s too growly for me and she is perfect. I love this disc. Now to search out World Wide Punk to see how it compares.
–ty (Nikt Nic Nie Wie)