VIOLENT ARREST: Authors of Our Own Demise: 7”

It might be a wise move to take cover when listening to this release, which comes free with the latest edition of the Artcore zine, as it contains some really ferocious hardcore. I swear, that as he settles into the role as the band’s new frontman, Welly’s vocals are becoming even more aggressive; the band is ramping up its intensity when compared to its recent album. The end result is some excellent throat-shredding, fist-shaking punk rock. One final point is that with Artcore being Welly’s baby—currently celebrating its thirtieth year—he doesn’t do things by halves and has enlisted both Brian Walsby and Vince Rancid to provide artwork for the record to make for an awesome package. –Rich Cocksedge (Artcore, artcorefanzine.co.uk)