VICTIMS: A Dissident: LP

I’ve somehow slept on this band for a long time. I have their split with From Ashes Rise (which is great), but just never picked up anything by them since, so I can’t make comparisons to their albums in the interim. However, I’m happy to hear that not a whole lot has changed since that split in 2003, and these guys are still churning out heavy, melodic crust. The production here is pretty slick, but with all the guitar parts swelling in and out and playing off each other, it’s justified. The songs are typical d-beat fare, but if you know what you’re getting into it’s a good listen.

 –Ian Wise (Tankcrimes)