BATO: Ravages of Time: 7”

This record offers seven songs of raging Virginia Beach hardcore with moments that remind me of the “classics,” along the lines of the earliest (and best) offerings by MDC, DRI, and Agnostic Front, without the overtly stated politics. With seemingly more personal lyrics, this is ripping non-stop with a vocalist who rarely comes up for air throughout. File under: Bands who like to “fuck shit up” and/or “get this fuckin’ pit started!” –Mark Twistworthy (Not For The Weak, notfortheweakrecords.bandcamp.com)