Negazione …Lo Spirito Continua… LP

Acknowledged by many to be Europe’s best thrash band, this release (out both in Holland on Konkurrent and in the US through Mordam) show their power. Songs are multi-layered with lots of growly singing and non-generic structures. Remind me a bit of a cross between the OFFENDERS and early DIE KREUZEN. Yet another Italian powerhouse.

V/A Viva Umkhonto! LP

A benefit LP for the armed ANC resistance in South Africa, released by De Konkurrent in Holland and Mordam in the U.S. Besides coming with a really excellent (visually and content-wise) magazine, this LP contains some great stuff from SCREAM, SOCIAL UNREST, VICTIMS FAMILY, RHYTHM PIGS, and 76% UNCERTAIN in the U.S., and CHALLENGER CREW, THE EX, DEPRAVED, BGK, EVERYTHING FALLS APART, SCA, KAFKA PROCESS, and MORZELPRONK from Europe. Get this, for sure!