Verdun Notre Combat EP

Mid-tempo punk with female vocals. While the lyrics are on the mark (anti-racism and anti-state abuse), the music is a bit repetitive. This is not to say it’s limp, but just that the tempo and structures are very similar on all 3 tracks, and given their length, a bit more change might’ve livened it up. Decent.

Verdun Verdun cassette

Despite Gerard’s rave about them in this issue, I find this tape good, but not overwhelming. Since I can’t understand the French lyrics, which admittedly would have a lot to do with a true appreciation of VERDUN’s impact, I can only comment on the music, which is power punk with buzzsaw guitars, mid-tempo speed, and good female vocals. Sound quality is OK.