Night Stalkers: Sexual Deviations 7"
Debut 7" from this ripping French HC band. In description I've read online they get the standard Circle Jerks / early Flag comparisons, but this doesn't sound retro to me at all... like a lot of the fabulous French raw punk bands of the past several years (Warning//Warning, Veuve SS, Haute Couture, etc.), Night Stalkers have a dense and sophisticated sound. The fast parts remind me quite a lot of Cí_lo, but they also aren't afraid to slow things down occasionally and get really menacing. Definitely one of the better 80s-sounding HC releases I've heard lately. Offside Records