IN DEFENSE: Don’t Know How to Break Dance: LP

I must admit that this is my first time hearing this band, despite seeing the name around for a while. Definitely not what I expect to hear on Profane Existence. In fact, In Defense would be more at home on a label like 625 or Deranged. The music is fast and furious hardcore punk that has a range of influences from NYHC to Infest. I definitely like the music they crank out. They can hit hard, rage like a motherfucker when needed, and then hit you with a slow, lurching bridge that’s just as gnarly as their speedier parts. Lyrically, they’re more along the lines of RAMBO and whacky thrash of the earlier part of this century. They do make points in their songs, but with a humorous side, which is, in some ways, far more effective in getting one’s point across than being po’ faced about the whole thing. This is a repress of their first LP, in case you’re like me and have been living under a rock for the past few years. This is pretty damn good. I have some catching up to do.

 –M.Avrg (Profane Existence,