VARIOUS ARTISTS: Amenaza Mexicana: Punk Compilation-Compile Punk: CS

A Mexican punk rock compilation with contributions from bands representing scenes from all over the country including Monterrey (Nuevo Leon), Mexico City, Guadalajara (Jalisco) and others. Most of the bands opt for an oi/street punk style (Trabajo Sucio, Ruffies, Filero, Afteboltxebike) while bands like Syneththesia, Automatas, and Malaria speed things up a bit with some aggressive hardcore songs. Flores Y Fuego are the standout band with a melodic (but not too melodic) hardcore number and also one of the shorter songs on the compilation, clocking in at just under two minutes. Chaotic, short, and to the point: just how punk should be. A good compilation if you’re interested in the rumblings of the flourishing Mexican underground punk scene of today. –Juan Espinosa (Rebel Time, rebeltimerecords.bandcamp.com / Discos Machete / Sangre Caliente / Incendiario)