Thurneman: Tegelsten Fí_r Tegelsten 7"
3rd EP by this Stockholm, Sweden quartet, and it blows their other two outstanding efforts out of the water. Defying easy sub-sub-genre categorizations, Thurneman take the raw materials of straightforward 80s hardcore--blistering drums, frantic riffing, and hoarse, shouted vocals--and flesh them out with creative song structures and unique atmospheric touches. This potent combination of aggression and catchiness brings to mind early 80s classics like Hí_sker Dí_'s Everything Falls Apart LP as well as Scandinavian rippers like Headcleaners and Missbrukarna. Sorry State Records #21