DS-13 Vad Vet Vi Om Kriget?

Blistering '80s hardcore from these Swedish youngsters that'll bust up your eardrums. They're one of those bands that have the right energy level and smart lyrics to make an overdone style sound good. Think of trailblazers like Born Against and Los Crudos, and you'll get the picture of where they're coming from. The 27 songs on this are short and brutal, most clocking in at under a minute. They cover Refused's "Fusible Front" and Negative Approach's classic "Ready To Fight." And with songs like "I Hate Silverchair," you know they have a sense of humour to go along with their social conscience. (Busted Head)