This is a benefit comp for a Russian man named Alem Assefa who was subjected to racially motivated violence at the hands of neo-Nazis in a Moscow subway. This comp contains twenty-seven bands from twelve countries. With a release like this, some bands will be good and some bands will be bad, but at least you know that they’re all down. Some of the highlights include: Italy’s posi-fastcore, LEARN; Canada’s punk rock’n’roll, The Rebel Spell; Las Cruces’ desert punks, The Answer Lies; and my personal favorite, Hong Kong’s searing death metalish thrash punk demons, Nanahara Shuya. Being that there’s a wide variety of different styles of punk from all around the world and all the proceeds go to a respectable cause, those are two very good reasons why this is worth picking up.
–Daryl Gussin (Boycott the Fencewalkers, [email protected])