Virus Nine What Are You Afraid Of?

These North Western "oi” punks are all about unity, boots ’n’ braces and booze. So it’s not as if there’s anything groundbreaking here. Even though much of the material is something of a throwback, it’s interesting to see a new generation of kids taking up the "Punks and Skins,” "united and strong” thing. Of course it gets a little dumb at times, with lines like "Do you remember 1985? Seeing all the skinheads standing tall with pride,” from "The Boner Boys,” a nod to their skinhead forefathers, the 4 Skins. Musically, this is chock full of anthemic sing-along punk that’ll get you riled up and perfectly complement a night’s worth of drinking and brawling. (A-F)