Boston’s Panzer Bastard mix 1980s thrash metal with crust punk for a sound that both punks and metal folk can get behind. While strictly apolitical and non-P.C., they’re clearly not a racist band, despite persistent internet rumors stating otherwise. This collectable record on neat swirled vinyl is strictly limited to 500 copies. If your tolerance for metal stops at punk-ish metal, it won’t be too metal for you. It’s definitely more metal than punk, as opposed to the resurgence of metal-influenced hardcore, but it’s firmly planted in crossover tradition. Incidentally, isn’t “Crossover Tradition” a song in Fiddler on the Roof?
–Art Ettinger (Patac, patacrecords.com)