QUESTIONS: Life Is a Fight: CD

This is a great little record. Questions are from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and play hardcore that would be right at home on the Revelation catalog in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The specter of Sick Of It All rises high on this one, but Questions never sound like they’re merely aping their mentors—they’re really good at this sound. I was a little leery at first, because I always cringe a bit when I see a Minor Threat cover among the goods (the record closes with “Filler”), but these dudes nailed it, possibly even upping the ante on the urgency of the original. This is one of those records that you pull out when times are hard and fucked because it will inspire you to cut through the shit and get on with it.

 –Eric Carlson (Seven Eight Life,