STRAFPLANET: Freizeitstress: LP

Noisy Austrians intent on using a pummeling sound to render listeners shell-shocked. Yep, that’s my strapline for this excellent album. It’s nothing fancy and it doesn’t seek to reinvent punk rock, the wheel, or even pizza; it’s just a straight-up, blistering frenzy of punk. What I really like about this is that it’s packed with intensity but doesn’t get bogged down by everything bleeding into itself, making it an indecipherable mess. It sounds fresh and invigorating, and at times reminds me of No Statik. –Rich Cocksedge (Contraszt!, diyordie.net)