Shelter When 20 Summers Pass

After their last two records and the ill-advised experiments with alterna-pop and funk-metal, Krishna-friendly straightedge punks Shelter return to doing what they do best: rocking out East Coast style. Teaming for the first time since '97s Beyond Planet Earth, the band's core of vocalist Ray Cappo and guitarist Porcell kick out a dozen old-school hardcore jams the likes of which we haven't really heard since Attaining the Supreme. And all the key elements are there - blistering riffs, scorching vocals and thrashing beats as well as the positive force messages of strength and self-empowerment. Obviously Ray's time with his Better Than a Thousand project has reinvigorated him. A fine return to form. (Victory)