ISOTOPE SOAP: Frontal Disorder Post Mental Border: 7” EP

Former members of Pusrad, and Raped Teenagers before ‘em, get their synthpunk on. There are, of course, some Devoesque moments—“Circle Jerk” would’ve fit nicely on Duty Now for the Future—and a more accessible tune here and there, but the “weirdo” factor is kept on high, and the thrashier bits have wild time changes that would’ve made Frisco hardcore legends Code Of Honor jealous. Hope these cats keep this going, at least long enough to cough up a full-length, ‘cause the shit here’s pretty danged tasty. –Jimmy Alvarado (Isotope Soap, isotopesoap.bandcamp.com)