Bruto Slavo/VBK harkens back to the 1990s when the Epifat monster ruled the earth, with Fat Prezident sounding a lot like some oddly successful Strung Out/Pulley/Ten Foot Pole combination. It’s such a played-out genre but these guys are good at it, and it turns out that they’ve actually been a band since 1994. Croatian punks that insert some actual fury into the mix here. It’s convincing and well executed. Interesting also for the fact that they split their songs up, with the ones sung in Croatian closing things out. Surprisingly potent stuff. This will get some listens.  –keith ()