HATE: Self-titled: CD-R EP

Boyle Heights hardcore that just fucking wallops from the word go. Instead of opting for the Casualties-influenced so-called street punk template that’s all the rage in the backyards these days, these cats dig deep into the catalogs of Chaos U.K. and Disorder and just let fly with some of the best hardcore to come out of the local scene in fuggin’ ages. Coming where I come from, I wholly admit my bias, but for my money this is thee standout release of the issue.

 –Jimmy Alvarado (Hate, hate666.bandcamp.com)