SLANG: Devastation in the Void: CD

Getting old sucks. I can clearly remember reviewing something by these cats more than a decade ago and thinking they sounded like a street punk band, but I can’t find the disc or its accompanying review. No matter, as street punk this ain’t, but rather guttural-vocaled hardcore with equal parts Discharge and speed metal influences. Lyrically, they address global topics—nuclear contamination, concern for nuclear warfare, the corporate power grab, and so on—and the booklet provides footnotes so’s those maybe not as hip to what they’re on about can save a little time running Google searches to get up to speed. Shit’s tight; appropriately caustic and righteous. 

 –jimmy (Cleopatra)