Debut release from Finnish HC-inspired punk band out of New York.
Our take: Four-track demo cassette from this band out of New York, but with lyrics in Finnish. The music also has the frantic yet sophisticated vibe of a lot of classic Finnish hardcore, but not in a way that cops any particular band’s style. “Onkalo,” the opening track (and the longest on the tape) reminds me of Rattus circa their LP for Ratcage Records, while “Lopeta Illman Myrkytys” seems inspired by Discharge’s classic mid-paced tracks by way of Riistetyt’s Valtion Vankina album. Sirkka isn’t one of those bands that just reminds me of other bands I like, though; these four tracks have a timeless, classic quality. I hope Sirkka isn’t one of those flash in the pan bands that drops a great demo and disappears, because I could use a lot more of this in my life.