VARIOUS ARTISTS: Killed by Meth #2: Rust Belt Rockers: LP

Jan 31, 2018

This is a much-welcomed second volume of overlooked bands from the Rust Belt of North America. I’ve lived in five major U.S. cities, all of which are located in the loosely designated Rust Belt. It’s true that it’s a greater challenge for Rust Belt groups to get noticed than it is for big coastal city bands, and when a curator is as with it as this label, these compilations are a major service. Better-known artists like Radiation Risks and Golden Trash are nestled between bands that even scene-immersed peeps won’t be familiar with. They’re an excellent way to find out about new garage acts without getting rusty, so hopefully the Rust Belt Rockers comps continue. –Art Ettinger (It’s Trash!,