Offenders: Endless Struggle/We Must Rebel... 12"
I had no idea this was in the works, so I was stoked to see that Southern Lord has reissued both of the classic LPs by Texas's the Offenders. Their first LP, We Must Rebel, is a blistering classic of 80s HC, right up there with their contemporaries MDC and DRI in terms of straightforward speed and power. However, for me the real gem has always been Endless Struggle, their underrated second LP. The band really spread out musically on this one, showcasing their virtuosity and arriving at something utterly unique. If you're into the more progressive end of 80s hardcore like Give Thanks-era Articles of Faith you should definitely give this a listen, as it's some of the best music the 80s USHC scene had to offer.