MUTILATED TONGUE: Fuel the Flame: LP

Ugly, mean, and no frills hardcore from Oakland, Calif. scene veterans Mutilated Tongue. No fancy pants production or zany ’90s aesthetic artwork here. Just song after song of kick-you-in-the-face hardcore ranging from plodding to frantic. Did you love Talk Is Poison, Look Back And Laugh, Needles, or Dead And Gone? Didn’t it bum you out that only a handful of people actually gave a shit about them while they were around? These folks were in those bands so don’t waste any time: buy this record, go to their gig, and give them a high five for continually kicking ass all these years. –Juan Espinosa (Armageddon Label, armageddonlabel.bandcamp.com)