RASH DECISION: Karoshi: LP/CD

Rapid-fire drums, punchy basslines, razor sharp guitars, and dual vocalists hit the ground running on “900 Minutes” at the start of really fine album from this Cornish five piece. The band mixes up approaches that take in d-beat, metal, and—on the excellent “The Seagull Has Landed”—a more USHC sound. The use of two discernibly different vocalists is a major plus point for me, as it adds a touch of variety to proceedings. I’m guessing that Rash Decision is perhaps the first punk band to include a reference to Enya’s “Orinoco Flow” in a song, as heard in “Medium Raw.” This is out on more labels than can be fitted in here, so I’m going with just the one, but you should be able to get hold of this without much trouble. –Rich Cocksedge (Pumpkin, punpkinrecords.co.uk)