VANDALISM: Kings and Beggars: CD

Proposed history: German teens form a Fat Wreck skate punk band and indulge their love of uncool metal with the occasional guitar solo. Band members get older and stop giving a shit about looking uncool, so the music gets more metal. Years go by, and they become better musicians and more refined songwriters. 2017 rolls around and they release a Propagandhi-esque heavy pop punk album with complicated arrangements and intense drumfills. Razorcake is into it. –Chris Terry (wearevandalism.bandcamp.com)