• BOSTON STRANGLER - Fire LP
Stripped away of all the hype behind this band, this LP is downright awesome. Hard-hitting, catchy, grimy, well-produced, DIY, good lyrics, a great mix of old and new-sounding hardcore, what else could you want out of a hardcore punk record? Much as one can hear the SSD/Negative FX sound in their music, they have their own distinguishable sound as well. Some tracks stand out more than others, but the best one is no doubt the last one, it has a fucking ominous piano outro, faintly reminiscent of the Omen. This is mosh music, nothing bad or even anything short of damn good, a full LP of killer hardcore, which is hard to come by these days.