VARIOUS ARTISTS: Killed by Meth #3: Rust Belt Rockers: LP

It’s Trash! continues its legacy of spreading the word with a third volume of its killer comp series, featuring a healthy mix of well-known and overlooked bands from the Rust Belt of North America. Having lived exclusively in the Rust Belt for my entire life, I’ve been privy to countless classic acts that would have been huge if they hailed from either coast. These comps attempt to rectify the inherent obscurity that accompanies Rust Belt musicianship. This edition features tracks from relatively known bands like S.L.I.P. and Obnox, as well as less-appreciated groups like Mr. Clit And The Pink Cigarettes. Like the first two volumes, it’s an absolute must. –Art Ettinger (It’s Trash!, itstrashrecords.bandcamp.com)