POPULATION CONTROL: Death Toll: LP

Not what I’d expect from a Beer City release! Swapping skate punk for black metal on this release, the one connection that makes Beer City the right fit is their shared hometown of Milwaukee, Wis. Beware, this is no crossover release. There’s no “metal meets punk” here; this is pure black metal (with a little thrash). As a very casual black metal listener, this sounds good. There are excellent thrash riffs that accompany the blackened vocals. If you’re looking for a modern record to complement your Immortal and Darkthrone discographies, look no further. –Chad Williams (Beer City, beercity.com)