DAVIDIANS: City Trends: LP

A full-sized onslaught from these cats this time ‘round. Like predecessors Die Kreuzen, Killing Joke, B’last and others, they strive to turn what some view as lowbrow “noise” into high art. The thrashy tempos are largely replaced with heavy influences culled from post-punk’s more dissonant corners, with odd time signatures, odder structures, and a heap of white-knuckle tension delivered with precision. Engaging from the first and worth every minute spent locked in its web. –Jimmy Alvarado (Sorry State)