CONFLICT: Conclusion: LP

Nov 22, 2017

Long-running U.K. anarcho punks Conflict hardly need an introduction. This is a reissue of their 1993 album which saw the band incorporating keyboards, synths, horns, and even some ska and death rock influences. While their previous albums It’s Time to See Who’s Who and Increase the Pressure were much more rooted in hardcore punk, Conclusion offers a more challenging listen with songs clocking in at over nine minutes, with spoken word and operatic song structures. It’s probably not what I would ever recommend as a go-to or classic (their previously mentioned first two records are where I’d start with) but twenty-four years later, this album still stands the test of time and holds up about as well as anything that came out that year. The unlisted final song is perhaps the band at its most ferocious and worth the price of admission alone. –Juan Espinosa (PHR,