VARIOUS ARTISTS: Class Pride World Wide 3: CD

When these guys say “World Wide,” they mean it. Here we have a compilation of working class bands spanning the globe and running the gamut of genres of punk, hardcore and oi. As with almost every compilation out there, there’s gold and there’s clunkers. This one beats the average with great tunes by Union Made (Canada), Discipline (Holland), Boiler (Hungary), among a haystack of bands from countries like Italy, Chile, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Japan, England and the US. Well, Russian oi isn’t all that great, but it can’t stop this comp from being as great as it is. It must have been a hell of an undertaking getting the music from all of these bands and communicating with them all. I’d say it was worth it.

 –ty (Insurgence)