SCALPING SCREEN: 13 Revolting Strains: CD

When I hear the words “Finland” and “thrash” occupying the same sentence, I expect the trademark fjordcore sound of bands like Mob 47 and Terveet Kadet that put Scandinavian punk on the map. These guy apparently are either oblivious of that history or are disinterested in it, as they are content to opt for macho grunt-metal a la Pantera. To their credit, they aren’t bad at it, but that shit just ain’t my bag, baby, and bores my blood rather than boils it.

 –jimmy (