WAR ON WOMEN: Self-titled: LP/CD

I’d rather not have women’s right being a cause because, to me, they are inalienable rights that shouldn’t need discussion or argument. However, we live in an unjust society and this serves only to fire up War On Women, a band ready to take on all and sundry to raise awareness to the discrimination suffered by so many and, in doing so, providing the perfect soundtrack to the fight. This album kicks and screams from start to finish but the most poignant line is delivered in “Say It” with, “Say it! Say it! I was raped,” being both empowering and chilling in equal measure. This is what punk rock should be about—if listening to this doesn’t make your blood boil then you’re most likely dead. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (Bridge Nine, [email protected], bridge9.com)