VARIOUS ARTISTS: Get Thee to a Nunnery: CD

Hardcore madness takes form in this mad assortment of bands brought to you from Craig of Schizophrenic. 9Curve: Japanese speed metal that makes you want to mosh with all those long hairs you used to despise. Black Mass of Absu: First track is death metal with organs. Second track is grindcore with industrial noise added for the mix. DS13: Do I have to even describe these Swedish gods? Worth the purchase price for these tracks alone. Havaistys: Finish hardcore just the way I like it, abrasive and raw. Hyper Hindu Squatters: More in the raw punk vein from what I’m assuming is an all-girl band from Japan. Kokosha Glava: Here is something I didn’t expect from this comp. Belgium ska! Good change of pace! Mormons: Raw demo-tape-sounding punk that is sarcastic. Freaks: Japanese pile drivers that force the issue with great hardcore that is thick as much as it is mean. The Knock-Up: Swedish garage rockers who mix this thing up once again. BanglinBay: Another band from Japan that gets sloppy without falling apart and play fast enough to keep me interested. Huono Olo: Old school sounding Finish punk. Demona: Ethereal noise probably made by a guy on his computer so that he can use it to accompany his multimedia art project. Ten bucks buys you this diversity of music.

 –don (Schizophrenic)