Volume Two of Really Red’s discography reissues on Alternative Tentacles is their less known second LP Rest in Pain. Originally released posthumously in 1985, it is finally getting a wider release. This record shows the band moving a little bit away from the artiness of the first record and into a more straight-up hardcore sound. The good thing is that they do it really well and manage to stay away from a “cookie cutter, hardcore by numbers” situation. This album is relentless. The second side only has two tracks that just kind of go on and on with a lot of noise and such. I guess they saved all the art for the end.
–ty (Alternative Tentacles)