POISON IDEA: War All the Time: LP

Must admit I’ve never really listened to Poison Idea after Kings of Punk. Not ‘cause of any dislike of ‘em or anything. Quite the contrary, in fact. It’s just that after that point I decided drinkin’ and hell-raising was a much worthier pastime and, as a result, I missed out on a lotta shit I would’ve liked the first time ‘round. Fuckin’ monster of a record here—wild, angry thrashin’ that death-grips the jugular and doesn’t let up until it decides you’ve had enough. Band is in fine form here and, overall, I can see why this bad boy is just as venerated as any of its predecessors. Fuggin’ love it. –Jimmy Alvarado (TKO)