VALIOMIERDA: Self-titled: CD

Gotta give these guys their propers for a) describing themselves as a “metal band with punk sensibilities,” which is much more accurate a description than “hardcore;” b) wearing their Ratos De Porao influence on their sleeve. While they don’t quite work themselves into a heavy-duty froth like RDP, they do keep things nice ’n’ uptempo, with growly vocals, downtuned guitars, and lyrics in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

 –jimmy (www.5corerecords.com)