Like a good knife; from the first couple of notes, you can see it’s stainless, it’s perfectly balanced, and it cuts effortlessly. Umea Sweden’s Insurgent Kid have some members of the dearly missed DS-13, play like they’re fueled by early Black Flag’s actual sweat, and make you realize: fuck, I know what’s coming—short, anxious, sharp lunges. But in the right hands it’s, once again, samurai-level, tension-filled, slashing hardcore and I’m a sucker for it. Thanks.

 –todd (Wasted Sounds)