This record reminded me a lot of fellow Danish bands Amdi Petersens Armé and No Hope For The Kids, which I was comfortable with because both those bands are great. Then I found out that Hul contained members of Amdi Petersens Armé, NHFTK, and the Young Wasteners before they played in any of those other bands. While harnessing the power that would be in full effect in later bands, Hul is still punk-as-nails, but spazzy and noisier, not to mention more youthful sounding, hence the title which translates to “The Danish Youth.” If you’re a fan of any of the Danish bands mentioned above (which, of course, you are, right?), this is a piece of the puzzle that’s definitely worth listening to.
–Daryl Gussin (Hjernespind)