HATED ‘TIL PROVEN: Songs for the Short of Attention: CD

This awesome political hardcore band from England delivers an excellent debut album with Songs for the Short of Attention. It suffers from some overly metal lead guitar lines here and there, but it’s a fast-paced, vibrant release overall. There’s a clear Exploited influence, as well as an influence from catchier newer bands like Leftöver Crack. Now as always, simple political punk plays extra funny with a British accent. Or maybe I’m simple for thinking so.

 –Art Ettinger (TNS, tnsrecords.co.uk)