PROLETARIAT PUNCH: Signs of Civilization: CD

From what I can gather, this is a discography of sorts covering a couple of tape releases, a single, and some other tracks the band’s released over the past few years, packed inexplicably in a Harum Scarum CD cover, which is in turn glued to the inside of a lyric booklet. The tunes are overwhelmingly of the thrashy variety that often sounds like a history lesson in U.K. anarcho punk, with moments where they slow the manic tempos down a bit and occasionally drop in some Subhumans-derived reggae. Was a bit skeptical of ‘em at the outset because of the obviousness of their influences, but they definitely won me over by doing things well and with sincerity.

 –jimmy (Recluse)