RESISTANT CULTURE: Welcome to Reality: LP

Nov 24, 2009

Just looking at the cover of this, with its montage of barrels, rifle-brandishing shadows and helmeted skulls, and the song titles pretty much tells you what to expect here. That said, these East Los veterans are one of the better bands doling out crusty hardcore and, seeing they’ve been together in one incarnation or another for more than twenty years, it should come as no surprise. Mixed into the down-tuned instruments and growly vocals are shards of tribal singing, acoustic guitars, and a worldview a bit more complex than most of the bands that fly the black flag. As someone who remembers their earliest gigs and shared many a backyard bill with them, it’s heartening to see Tony and crew still carrying the torch and raising hell.

 –jimmy (