WALK THE PLANK: Cemetery Vacation: LP

Powerful hardcore from DC. With a dark, dystopian, hopeless feel, this record triumphs in presenting this feel without resorting to the clichés of the subgenre. Rare that a record gets off to a slow start with a couple of the fastest songs, but that’s the case with Walk The Plank’s first proper full-length. They hit their stride when they slow things down to a powerful mid-tempo stomp on the third song, “I Don’t Believe.” From there on out, this record destroys! –Chad Williams (Say-10, say-10.com)