UNCRUBED / WARVICTIMS: Split: LP

Warvictims: This one guy in the band has a mohawk and a mustache. That’s classy. Discharge-loving Swedes that throw out a side’s worth of convincing d-beat. Nothing I get too excited about these days, but they do a passable job. Uncurbed: these guys are presumably also from Sweden, but there seems to be even less info floating around about them. They’ve apparently been around for a decade or more, releasing records on Sound Pollution and tons of other labels throughout the years. Similar to Warvictims, they’re playing a threateningly dark and moody offshoot of hardcore that’s led by a frontman who sounds like a super-pissed German Shepherd. Fans of the genre rejoice.

 –keith (Sacred Plague)