KALASHNIKOV: Angoscia-Rock: 7″

First off, some kudos are in order to whoever is responsible for the gorgeous packaging. In addition to red vinyl, you get what amounts to a book instead of the standard record cover, with what appears to be some sorta story, though I can’t be certain since my Italian comprehension skills are pretty much nil. Kudos are also due to those responsible for the music here, a surprisingly fresh mix of metallic hardcore and synth-driven new wave that is much, much better than that description might imply. Gotta love it when a band thinks outside of the box, and these kids do so in spades.

 –jimmy (kalashni.net)