I can tell you I’ve heard of Dezerter, but never listened to them, and if you’re like me, it’s about fucking time you do. These Polish punks have been around since the early ‘80s, surviving Poland’s Iron Curtain and Communist fall, and prolifically releasing thirteen albums throughout the years. “Większy Zjada Mniejszego” which translates to “Bigger eats smaller” is their newest release, and it’s clear the fight is still very much alive. Dezerter has an ‘80s HC punk sound that’s incredibly catchy. It has an underlying metal edge, and, at times, drum machine-like beats. Likening it to Polish band Cymeon X or perhaps a more metallic version of Generacion Suicida would also be apt; it’s clean, mid tempo, straightforward, and punk as shit. Bonus that liner notes and lyrics come in both Polish and English. Like I said, if you’ve ever been curious about Dezerter but never taken the time to listen, pick this one up.
–Camylle Reynolds (Pasazer)