PROTESTER: The First Two Years: LP

Burly hardcore from DC that sounds like they’re from the golden era of Boston—more Negative FX than Minor Threat. These guys crank it out with an undeniable fury where tempos switch back and forth, and the tension is relentless, losing no steam as they sail into a breakdown before ratcheting it up again for one more blast. This album collects their 2013 demo, a promo tape, their debut EP, and their song from The Red Line cassette comp. Some crushing stuff on here. –Matt Average (Refuse, refusemusic.net, [email protected])