FLAG OF DEMOCRACY.: No School, No Core: LP

Guilty confession time: this is the first F.O.D. album I’ve ever owned. Sure, I’ve heard plenty by ’em over the last thirty-four years or so, and I’ve always meant to pick up their newest release at given points over the decades, but no, dumbass me never followed through. Glad this situation has now been rectified and this is a doozy of a record to start off with. Things jump off with them mining the crazed thrash that’s long been their stomping grounds, and that is largely the order of the day aside from the odd moment they slow things down. They’re tight and wild, with the “melody” manifesting in the chord changes and the lyrics as pointed as ever. Spot-on, devastating in delivery and aces all ’round. –Jimmy Alvarado (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.bigcartel.com)