Reckoning Force / Word on the Street: Split 7"
Split 7" between these two Canadian bands. Reckoning Force are ex-Weak Link, whose tapes I carried in the distro, and they play thick, mid-paced hardcore with a distinct skinhead element. While there's a similar thing going on to bands like 86 mentality and Violent Future, RF are a bit more straight up oi! than any of those bands, which I like. As for Word on the Street, they're billed as a Straight Ahead rip, and that couldn't really be more accurate. I've never heard a band imitate Straight Ahead with the same level of precision and detail that bands put into aping Discharge, but WITS have done it with aplomb. Excellent, explosive HC.