Nerve Agents The Butterfly Collection

San Francisco's Nerve Agents are here to make your worst nightmares come true. Like a Frankenstein's monster sewn together from the likes of Born Against, Ink and Dagger, Black Flag and AFI, this is the band you'd want to play at your enemy's funeral. They've gone through a few labels and releases since their formation in 1998, and their first record for Hellcat will only broaden their reach. The 15 tracks on this boast a crazy energy that would undoubtedly translate into a brutal live experience. They end if off with a moody piano piece and the spooky sound of wind, dragging chains and slamming gates; strange, but cool. (Hellcat)