DRILLS: Skull Death 2: 7” EP

Ah, yes, this brings back the 1981/‘82 era in a rush—a period when the field was still open just enough that the “any shmuck can join in on the fun” was still in evidence. In this case, two thirty-something dudes armed with a drum machine and a tape recorder crank out their take on hardcore, then con some friends into joining in on the slam-bang. How well they succeeded depends on what you define as “quality music,” but it does serve as a nice reminder of the period when punk was less a template and more an attitude.

 –jimmy ([email protected])