FINAL CONFLICT: In the Family: EP

Not to be confused with the Final Conflict from Southern California. This Final Conflict was from Minneapolis, and around long before the better-known FC. Originally released on Reflex in 1983 and produced by Bob Mould. Yep, that Bob Mould. I first came across this record in the MRR collection years ago. Ever since, it’s been on my “really want” list. Even bid for it on eBay once a few years back. But it went out of my price range pretty quick. So, I’m pretty stoked that Havoc reissued this. These guys were fast hardcore similar to early Die Kreuzen. Something about the Midwestern hardcore bands of that time is that they had this undeniable raw power that the majority of bands on the coasts lacked. The songs are crushers with an abrasive edge and a vocalist who sounds like he’s on the verge of coming unglued. Four songs in all and it’s a great listen the whole way through.

 –M.Avrg (Havoc, havocrex.com)