GERM ATTAK: Death to Cops: EP

I was under the impression these guys were some shitty crust punk band. Was I ever wrong! Instead, this Canadian outfit are U.K.-inspired punk, similar to the No Future bands: driving and catchy at the same time. The tribal drum beat is effective in propelling the songs forward at a decent pace. The guitar sound is thick and somewhat clean, while the vocals have a raspy edge, while still being clear and effective. Lyrically, they’re mainly anti-cop, and all-over anti-system. The most interesting song is “Siege,” which starts the record off. Urgent and direct, with lyrics about how the state has gone after people and movements that it has seen as a threat, or presented to the populace as a threat. A few incidents mentioned are Waco, TX, Ruby Ridge, Rainbow Farm, and M.O.V.E. A solid record the whole way through. Glad I picked this up.

 –M.Avrg (Loud Punk)