BATTALION OF SAINTS: Darkness: 7”

The thing about classic hardcore bands from the “good old days” coming back out and making new music today is that it is an incredibly hit-and-miss endeavour. For every Poison Idea putting something great out, there is a Fang doing the opposite. I am happy to report that San Diego’s legendary hardcore band falls in the former category. This record is great! Fast, heavy, and urgent. Just like a Battalion Of Saints record should sound in any decade. Nice work, old timers! –Ty Stranglehold (Southern Lord, southernlord.com)