POISON IDEA: Latest Will and Testament: LP

Nov 22, 2017

A reissue of this legendary band’s 2006 album, remastered and all the bells and whistles that make the great all the better. From what I can gather, this is the last album before the death of founding member Pig Champion, hence the title. Bit of a sonic jump for someone like me, who just got acquainted with their second album, War All the Time, three decades after it came out. While things are largely slowed down from their early days (though they can, and do, thrash things up in fine form here and there), they lost none of the power and intensity that made them so goddamned awesome during the “glory” days of hardcore. Songs are well structured and pack one helluva wallop. Worth every penny you shell out for it, kids. –Jimmy Alvarado (TKO)