VARIOUS ARTISTS: Live Evil – A 2010 Music Sampler: CD

May 08, 2013

This disc, a compilation from Boise, Idaho’s 1332 Records, must have gotten lost in the mail for the past couple of years. No matter, as you get twenty-four tracks by twenty-four bands that I assume are based in the same area as the label. The label seems to have all the bases covered as far as variety goes, including some metal, straight-ahead thrash, ska, and at least one Flogging Molly-type outfit. The comp was perhaps a little too varied for me to enjoy at one sitting but serves nicely as an introduction to the label. They seem to be very active in the Boise scene and I, for one, find releases and labels like this to be a great reminder of just how important a regional label can be to a burgeoning scene.

 –Garrett Barnwell (1332)