OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE: Seculo Seculorum: CD

Since I wasn’t familiar with Obsessive Compulsive before hearing this album, I did quite a bit of research on the band and from what I’ve gathered they are one of the hardest working bands in the business right now. They have been a staple in the U.K. underground music scene for years and have a very strong DIY ethic. When I gave this self-released disc a spin for the first time, the opening track “Sick Sick Sick” punched through my headphones with a vengeance. The production alone would lay out the most seasoned fighter. I wouldn’t categorize this band as punk but rather alternative rock with a punk attitude. Their songs harness furious instrumentation with lyrics that beg confrontation. Lead vocalist Kelii Compulsive is both ferocious and melodic in her delivery. I could file this band next to Dead Sara or Cherri Bomb, but Obsessive Compulsive are on a whole different level—a level that demands even more success for this deserving rock act.

 –Brent Nimz (Self-released, obsessivecompulsiveband.com)