INOCENTES: Miséria E Fome: 7” EP

Outside of knowing they existed, I gotta admit I know jack diddly about this band. This is what I was able to scare up: Inocentes were one of Sao Paolo’s earliest punk/hardcore groups, and contemporaries of Olho Seco and Cólera. This is a reissue of their debut EP, originally unleashed in 1983 and later expanded into a full-length in 1988. Outside of a mid-tempo opener, you get for your buck some prime Brazilian hardcore not unlike those more celebrated groups, with thrashing tempos and menacing vocals. Fine release for both the collector geek and the punker lookin’ for something worth a spin.

 –jimmy (Spicoli Discos, myspace.com/spicolidiscos)