ULICZNY OPRYSZEK / ANGRY 4 LIFE: Split: 7”

On the A-side: Polish hardcore! I love Polish hardcore. I imagine every song being about one of three topics: 1) Lech Walesa, 2) kielbasa, or 3) repelling the German hordes. If only Uliczny Opryskzek would cut back on the double kick drum. On the B-side: American hardcore…with a twist. The first two songs have these strangely sweeping melodies, like they rise out of the fog on a Scottish moor, like a Big Country song.

 –Mike Faloon (Cat Food Money, www.catfoodmoney.org)