VIOLENT ARREST: Self-Titled: LP

Former members of Ripcord, Spite, Can’t Decide and Excrement of War dish up a monstrous heap o’ speedy crash-boom punk rock straddling the line between the UK thrash they pioneered and the Midwestern US hardcore that influenced them in the first place. The result, as can be expected, is an album that shames any collection that doesn’t include it in its ranks. Yeah, it’s that good.

 –jimmy (www.derangedrecords/com)