TOTAL DEFEAT: Self-titled: CS

Good old fashioned, bare bones hardcore from Perth, Australia. Nothing flashy here; just bruiser tempos, crushing riffs, and antagonizing vocals with lyrics outlining the drudgery and monotony of daily life. Seven songs in eight minutes and not a moment wasted. Recommended if you dig Xclaim! Records, Urban Blight, and baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire. –Juan Espinosa (Is This My World, totaldefeathc.bandcamp.com)