SOTATILA: Vituiks Meni: EP

Whoa-ho-ho! Another rager from these guys. Their debut EP, Eepee from 2008 was/is definitely one of my favorite records of the past decade. One of those “If you were stuck on a deserted island, and could only have ten records…” records. Blazing ‘80s-style Finnish hardcore that sounds like all the classic bands of that era: heavy guitar, thundering rhythm section, and vocals that are a combination of growled and spoken, reminding me of the singer from Appendix. Fast paced without being a blur, raw without being tuneless; teetering on the brink of chaos, yet they somehow manage to keep the whole thing under control. This record picks up where the first left off, and is just as much of a crusher. The title track sets the tone for all that is to come. And it’s all great. “Napit Irti!” is as catchy and memorable as it is raging. “Miks Sa Elat?” is a good mid-tempo song to offset the fast assault and helps accentuate the power these folks can conjure up in their music. May be premature to say this, but I’m pretty sure this will be on my list of best records of this decade. So awesome!

 –M.Avrg (Havoc,