VICIOUS CIRCLE: Circle of the Doomed: 7” EP

Hot on the heels of the reissue elsewhere of this venerable Australian hardcore unit’s first two albums comes this, their first demo cassette from 1984 given the vinyl treatment. The tunes are true to their time, with nary a whiff of metal to be found anywhere, topical lyrics, and an overall sound that that tempers speed with stomp. Also included alongside the demo’s original three tracks is another tune culled from a 1985 demo. –Jimmy Alvarado (Not Like You)