RATOS DE PORAO: Seculo Sinestro: CD

One can’t help but be impressed when a band in its thirty-third year of existence can still manage to crank out an album as consistently strong, relevant, and unrelenting as this one. This latest release sees the band seesaw a bit more back towards the “thrash metal” side of their dual existence but while there may be a bit more chugga-chugga to the guitars, they approach things with the same level of political astuteness and ferocity that has made them one of Brazil’s most formidable and better-known hardcore bands to the outside world. Ten originals, an Anti Cimex cover, and not a second wasted. Fuuuuuck yeah, this’ll definitely blow your doors off. 

 –jimmy (Alternative Tentacles)