JUSTIFIED ANGER: We Eat Rats in the Age of Waste: CD

Very Southern California/O.C.-sounding hardcore here, meaning it’s got a bit of melodicism in its DNA, along with a sense of humor and a bit of an “’80s as interpreted by the ’90s” feel to ’em. From what I can gather, this is the same band making the scene two decades ago, which makes sense with what I’m hearing here. The songs are well written, smart, and evince more thought being put into their construction than one often comes across in punk. Good stuff. –Jimmy Alvarado (Malt Soda, maltsoda.com)