Various: Atlantic Canada Punk cassette
Compilation tape focusing on the new breed of hardcore bands out of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada. I get the impression that this is a very tight-knit scene with members doing duty in several different bands, and aside from perhaps the Ground Zero LP I can't think of a more cohesive-sounding compilation to come out in the past several years. The bands all play hardcore in one sense or another... some are a little more straight up, some get into a more mid-paced Fang-esque type thing, but all play powerful hardcore. And everything sounds like it's recorded on a similar setup, as everything sounds raw but powerful and very DIY. Recommended for those of you who still comb the Kill from the Heart site for the most obscure early 80s USHC.