PERIKATO: Jälkiteollinen Painajainen: 7”

Holy moly. Ten songs of breakneck Finnish hardcore on a 45. They included a very nice handwritten letter that informed me that the lyrics deal with the economic devastation in Europe as well as the situation with budget cutbacks in Finland, among other things. It sounds almost industrial in its relentlessness—like some machinist has lost his mind and is just losing his shit among the factory walls. That’s hardcore for you, I guess. D-beat fans pay attention: Perikato is one resoundingly abrasive band.

 –keith (Raakanaama)