Raging hardcore punk from Finland!
Our take: 6-song 7” from this band from Helsinki, Finland. Discogs says they had an LP released in 2017, but this is the first I’ve heard them. This is one of those records that, right when I saw the cover art, I knew I would love, and I was not disappointed. Yleiset Syyt play fast, mean, and catchy hardcore that fits in well with their country’s tradition of producing great hardcore bands. Their songs range from blistering fast burners like “Sininen Hekuma,” whose million roll a minute drumming reminds me of Jerry’s Kids, to catchier, street punk-y songs like “Hyväntekijä,” which would be a standout even on Appendix record, and I consider that band the undisputed masters of this style. The production is rather polished compared to US bands who play in a similar style, but rather than making the music sound bland, it just better highlights the craziness of the drumming and the subtlety of the (excellent) guitar work. There’s nothing like being blown away by a 6-song hardcore 7” by a band you’ve never heard of, and I’m stoked that’s still happening in 2019.