PEG LEG LOVE: The Funeral Empyre: LP

This is some of the best death rock I’ve heard since initially finding out about the original Los Angeles scene. Seriously, you could have slapped the year 1981 on the back of this record and I wouldn’t have questioned its legitimacy for a second. The thing I like the most about this record is that it’s not overly polished—keeping it grittier with a punk edge—and it doesn’t sound obnoxiously dramatic. If they ever press a follow-up to Hell Comes to Your House, Peg Leg Love better be on it. –Ryan Nichols (Death, no address listed)