EXIT-STANCE: While Backs Are Turned: LP

Nov 22, 2017

A reissue of these anarcho punks’ rare 1985 EP. Pals of Conflict, their sound straddles the space between them and, say, the Subhumans’ slower moments—simple, repetitive riffs, tribal drumming, and angry vocals taking on animal rights, vivisection, nuclear war, and so on. It’s true to its time, yet still maddeningly all too relevant. A-side features the original tracks, and the B-side is all bonus tracks—some from their Crimes Against Humanity EP, and some I can’t quite place that I’m guessing are either comp tracks or previously unreleased demo cuts. Recommended. –Jimmy Alvarado (PHR, phr.cz)