WSZY: Miliony Oszukanych: CD

I am not sure I’ve come across a CD that has ever left me more befuddled. Apparently, WSZY hails from Poland and appears to have been active from 2001 until 2006. I use these terms loosely, as every bit of text on the CD packaging and any mention I could find on the interwebs was indecipherable to these western eyes, as were all of their song titles and lyrics. What I can tell you about WSZY is they have a very Welcome to 1984 sound, if you are familiar with that classic compilation. Other than not being able to relate at all to the lyrical content of the disc due to the language barrier, the music left me a little cold as well. In more than a few places, the band made an unfortunate choice in including a dub-reggae breakdown to the proceedings, which really just took away from what would have been a passable eastern-European hardcore release. To be fair, I’m personally not the biggest fan of dub and reggae even when it’s done competently, so I fear that I was at a real disadvantage with this release. If mid-eighties eastern bloc hardcore is your bag though, this disc may well be worth seeking out.

 –Garrett Barnwell (myspace.com/WSZY)