CRIM: Pare Nostre Que Esteu a L’Infern: LP/CD

I am at a loss to understand why this band is not talked about more, especially when it has now produced three top notch albums, full of big, melodic punk anthems. I know we cannot all appreciate the same things but Crim really does excel at what it does. Pare Nostre Que Esten a L’Infern, or roughly translated “Our Father Who Art in Hell,” carries on in exactly the same vein as its predecessor Blau Sang, Vermell Cel with a wall of sound and many instances where it makes me want to punch the air with glee. There is a clear emphasis also on the lead guitar throughout, much more than has been in evidence before, adding plenty to the songs, and which at times is reminiscent of Stiff Little Fingers’ Jake Burns. Sung in Catalan, the vocals are gruff and sit well within the whole package, giving an air of streetpunk to the music. Geddon and join the Crim crew, you won’t regret it. –Rich Cocksedge (Bcore, [email protected], [email protected] / Contra, [email protected], contra-net.com / Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)