VICIOUS, THE: Igen: 7″

Three songs in Swedish, one in English. It’s a “super”group (DS13, Regulations, and International Noise Conspiracy) that plucks elements from their previous bands, but is wise and creative enough to stand on their own merits. (Think Dangerhouse, in current day Umea, Sweden.) And although I’m a huge fan of the band—they came in off van trouble at the last minute of an all-ages show, then tore through their set without a complaint, while the crowd exploded—and I highly recommend their Alienated LP, this 7” isn’t essential. It’s a tad more languid, a bit less catchy.

 –todd (Feral Ward)