After several EPs, Portland's Long Knife finally grace us with their debut full-length. They had some advance copies of this on their tour with Forward last fall so I've been listening to these songs for a long time now, and I have to say that they still haven't lost any of their luster. This is just a fantastic hardcore record... they only real stumbling block to get over with this band is that they sound so much like Poison Idea, but if that doesn't bother you, you can appreciate this for the great punk record that it is. Riffs for miles, killer guitar leads, gnarly vocals, and really solid lyrics. This is just a full-on pumper, and easily one of the best hardcore records of the year.