I.R.D.: Aldrig Kopt – Aldrig Sald: 7” EP

Word is that some of the dudes in Millincollin are in this Swedish band, but I.R.D. sound much more crusty than a squeaky clean skate pop punk band. Instrumentally, they’re very much a hardcore band playing Motorhead, which put them in league with Born Dead Icons, but they’re not as good. There’s galloping and pounding drums, constantly sawing guitars, the occasional solo, and a polyp-y lead singer. It’s half in Swedish and half in English. The English half is a tad slower and more distinctively metal. Decent.

 –todd (Combat Rock Industry)