MASS ARREST: Power: LP

Classic hardcore sounds abound here—mid-tempo to thrash speeds, gruff vocals, straight-forward, no-bullshit song structures. Lyrically they deal largely with the survival and pitfalls those not part of the dominant culture face in modern America: “[W]hite fragility can’t watch brutality so they changed the tactics of their war/ They built a system and filled their prisons so they can kill us behind closed doors.” Yes, indeed. Righteous anger reflected on all fronts in some choice tuneage. –Jimmy Alvarado (Iron Lung, ironlungrecords.bigcartel.com)