“The Creature” is the latest release and second LP from the Portland Oregon based dark punk trio Bellicose minds. Recorded in the winter of 2015/2016 at Red Lantern studios. The LP features 8 tracks of buzz saw guitars, driving bass and searing drums. Packed to its rafters with one cracking track after another, the band’s second album not only wastes no time making up for lost time but virtually erases the interim altogether. From the off, with the fist punch opening of “The Hordes,” the trio emerges with their signature taut-but-explosive juggernaut of sound fully and immediately intact, the track barreling steadily through its bracing paces, the rhythm section propelling the Vocals and guitar forward as if on a perfectly-contained cataclysmic swell, a post-punked tsunami level of punk that very few do quite this deftly.