Ratos De Porao Guerra Civil Canibal

Nothing beats a hefty dose of Brazilian power-violence. This eight song EP gives you a short and brutal taste of this quartet, whose name means "Basement Rats." And considering they've been doing this since 1983, it's a little surprising they've managed to keep their edge. Most of this is in their native Portuguese, except for the cover of Half Japanese's "Fire To Burn" and Sepultra's "Biotech is Godzilla." If you enjoy your hardcore fast and heavy with a distinctive metallic edge to it, check this out. (Alternative Tentacles)