TEMPLARS: Reconquista: CD

A collection of tracks from assorted splits and comps from this venerable skinhead band. I’ve made no attempt to hide my disdain for most modern skinhead music, especially that of the American variety, but the Templars have always been kinda the exception to the rule for me. Their sound seems just as authentic (for lack of a better word) as anything put out in the “golden age” of oi, and they seem to truly believe what they happen to be on about at any moment, which is more than can be said for much of the other bands pushing similar wares. Recommended.

 –jimmy (GMM/Victory)