CYMEON X: Animal Friendly: LP

This 2014 record, sung in Polish, is for thrashy hardcore fans. It’s entirely possible that if I spoke Polish I’d be entranced by these lyrics, but I did enjoy the way they were vehemently shouted. Whatever message might be, there has a tone of angry urgency and indignant importance. The record art shows caged monkeys and they’ve tagged the record as “straight edge” on bandcamp so I’m going to make an uneducated assumption and say they’re loud, sober vegans and from the sound of it, probably militant (my favorite kind of sober vegans). Those sometimes growling, sometimes shouted lyrics sit on top of a metal powerchord-heavy crossover thrash. I imagine it’s intense live. I only wish I knew what they were yelling. –Lorien Lamarr (Refuse, refusemusic.net)