Sometimes—and this is one of those times—it’s nice to get stabbed in a vital area musically by a Discharge-influenced band from Scandinavia. You know the shape of the knife when it’s unsheathed, you know the moves they take before they plunge the blade, but it’s still sweet if they hit a major artery dead-on on the first stab. (To me, it’s like watching a great knife fight sequence (a la Under Siege). Or, for you pacifists, a gnarly pillow fight.) No surprises, but that doesn’t take away from the execution. For some reference points, think DS 13 and Amde Petersens Arme. Nice.
–todd (Feral Ward)