Various: PDX Volume 3 7"
Latest volume in Blackwater Records' series of Portland punk samplers, featuring tracks from Wild Mohicans, Bi-Marks, Trauma, and Venas Abiertas. Nowadays I feel like Portland is almost more associated with death rock than hardcore (particularly Blackwater Records), but all four of these bands play rough, aggressive HC. Further, they each have a really distinctive and powerful style, making for a strong compilation where the bands all sound different from one another, but not so different that it doesn't make sense. All in all an excellent comp. Blackwater Records