VIOLENT ARREST: Criminal Record : 2 x EP

These guys (ex-members of Heresy, Ripcord, Dumbstruck, etc) remind me of N.O.T.A., especially with the opening riff to “Youth Violence,” which sounds very similar to “Propaganda Control.” Big and crunching guitar sound, gravelly vocals, some oi influences, and catchy drumming. The more I listen to this, the more and more I like it. You get the blistering attack of songs like “Shit for Brains,” the entire a-side, and then you get the mid tempo rippers like “Suicide Squad” and “Barren” to break up the speed trials. I spent a Friday night spinning this double 7” set over and over. That says this is either a good record, or I’m a social loser. Or maybe both, if we’re going to be honest about it all.

 –M.Avrg (Grave Mistake / No Way)