STRIFE: Angermeans: CD

I thought these guys broke up? I definitely was wrong. These tough-as-nails straight edgers produce another metal massacre that should have the pit swarming with adrenaline-induced moshers swinging fists and kicking feet. The guitars are loud and can be mistaken easily for Slayer. The vocals are in the screamed variety that comes off thick and with pure venom. The drummer pounds away like beating down a door with an axe trying to escape a fire. The bassist ties it all in by bringing in a tonal low that adds to the menacing anxiety. Who would have thought a great metal record would be in the punk bin?

 –don (Victory)