VARIOUS ARTISTS: Best of Unsound Bands (1983-85): LP

Unsound was a short-lived label outta Long Island that unleashed some swell hardcore and other assorted noise circa the period that’s identified in the title. Collected here are tracks by Insanity Defense and Satan’s Cheerleaders (two different bands sharing pretty much the same members meting out a sorta yin-yang selection of thrash stuff), Fatal Vision (more thrash-o-rama for ye), SFN (aka Stands for Nothing, who are of a more melodic bent, and even occasionally hinting at what would later become known as “alternative rock”), and the Glenheads (a one-man noise mongering feast). Fans of obscure ‘80s hardcore, or just hardcore in general, will likely poop their pampers over this.

 –jimmy (Welfare)