Looking For An Answer: Spanish grind stuff with burp vocals and pointed lyrics attacking humanity, society, and scene politicians. Generally not my bag of worms, but they do it well. Ratos De Porao: One of the oldest bands still surviving that can inject metal into what they’re doing and still scare the shit out of the average clutch of jersey-wearing dickheads stomping around stages and bragging how tough they are, this legendary Brazilian hardcore band serves up five more blasts of pummeling hardcore decidedly not for the weak. Hard to believe that they’ve been around for nigh on three decades now, but they have and they can still fuck shit up quite handily.
–jimmy (Six Weeks, sixweeksrecords.com)