VARIOUS ARTISTS: Fast Songs for a Violent World: CD-R

The lion’s share of the bands here hail from Marseille, France (though Auch, Grenoble Arles, and even Zangreb, Croatia are repped here) and the sound is almost uniformly rooted in hardcore. Inquisition, Hobo Erectus, Satan, Filthy Charity, Violent Grannies, Thirteen Fight, La Mort, The Butcher Project, (In)Conscience, Our Roots, and Maljutka thrash, grind, trudge and scream their way through twenty-one tracks of assorted noise. It’s particularly nice to see that Satan’s finally gotten a group together after decades of untold bands singing about him.

 –jimmy (Neanderthal Productions, neanderthal-prod.org)