DEMORALIZER: Self-titled: 7”

Ha ha ha ha. Both sides say “side A”. If that was intentional, I love this band. If it was a mistake, I still love this band, ‘cause it’s in keeping with the sloppy punk they play on the record. Actually, it’s not so much sloppy (they’re pretty tight) as it is raw. Yeah, that’s the word I’m looking for. Think Street Trash, Fucked Up, Bad Brains, in that order, and you can kinda figure out the road they’re headed down. This record is bad ass, and I’m glad the punks are finally reclaiming hardcore back from the jocks.

 –ben (4324 NE 47th Ave, Portland, OR 97218)