WARRIOR KIDS: Les Enfants de L’Espoir: LP

This is a reissue of this French oi band’s first album to celebrate the band’s thirtieth anniversary. The music’s true to form, with clean-channel electric guitar, vaguely thuggish vocals, and tunes that are rudimentary yet oddly poppy. Though I dunno for sure if they were an influence or not, but one can definitely draw a direct line between these kids and later bands treading the same water, like the Templars. Nice bit o’ history, this.

 –jimmy (Katorga Works, katorgaworks.bigcartel.com)