C.Aarmé C.Aarmé

Already a breakout hit in their native Sweden, this Gothenburg quartet has their sights set on trans-Atlantic domination. Employing the same down and dirty crusty punk as their countrymen the Hives, Randy and the (International) Noise Conspiracy, these guys up the ante with introduction of TSOL and the Cramps-like goth punk. With songs moving at about a million beats a minute and averaging a minute-and-a-half in length, there's no time to get bored of this disc. They do what they have to do, say what they have to say and shut up. Although a little too rough in spots, the band get huge points for brevity. (Epitaph)