VARIOUS ARTISTS: A Tribute to Revenge of the Psychotronic Man: 7”EP

Longstanding punk stalwarts ROTPM called it a day in 2018 and now five bands have taken it upon themselves to keep that flag flying with their own take on tracks by that prolific band. It’s hard to outdo a band known for its raucous approach, but The Domestics and Casual Nausea do a good job of taking on the task, with the latter providing my favorite track on the single in “Fuck the Sea.” Matilda’s Scoundrels blend folk with a punk, Batwölf offers a muddy-sounding blast of anger, and Stöj Snak provides the most different version, displaying evidence that acoustic guitars do not diminish the venom within a song. For those unaware of ROTPM, this will still stand out as a good punk record as all five tracks are worthy of your attention. –Rich Cocksedge (Kibou, [email protected], kibourecords.bigcartel.com / Autonomonster, autonomoster-records.bandcamp.com / Toxic Wotsit, [email protected], tosicwotsit.co.uk)