RATAS DEL VATICANO: Rafagueados: 2 x 7” EP

At its core, this band from Monterrey, Mexico band metes out rudimentary hardcore of varying tempos and hues very much in line with the sounds coming out of different parts of that country during its ‘80s hardcore heyday. The production, however, give the whole thing a lo-fi garage sheen, which adds a whole different dimension to the proceedings. They probably won’t win any awards, but they are quite adept at what they do and the sounds here hint that they may be quite formidable in a live setting. Limited to 500 copies.

 –jimmy (Batshit, [email protected])