Kuzle: Archived 12"
Another excellent archival release of early eastern European punk from Ne Records, and this time the band collected is Slovenia's Kuzle. I love bands that seem completely ignorant of any division between punk and hardcore, and Kuzle definitely fit that bill. Their sound is as aggressive as early hardcore, but retains the experimental spirit and melodicism of early punk. It reminds me of an even more '77-inspired Appendix, or a more raw and aggressive take on second-gen UK punk like the Adverts and Stiff Little Fingers. Excellent stuff, and includes extensive packaging with a full-color gatefold and CD version of the album included. Ne Records