Paint It Black CVA

Clocking in at just 18 minutes 39 seconds, this 17-track disc is a welcome throwback to the positive force of East Coast hardcore that was plentiful and abundant in the early to mid-1980s but seemed to disappear in a haze of emo rock, pop-core and mall-ternative punk. Former Kid Dynamite and Lifetime guitarist Dan Yemin and Good Riddance drummer Dave Wagenschutz lead this quartet on a record that recalls the glory days of Youth of Today, Bold and Gorilla Biscuits and of course their predecessors like JFA and Minor Threat. (One of the tracks is a lament of disposable thrash called "Less Deicide, More Minor Threat.”) Politically charged, invigorating and to the point... just like punk was supposed to be. (Jade Tree)