Voco Protesta: Neniam Konfidu a la Stato 12"
Second LP from this Japanese band. As the label description notes, this is a little less raw than some of their 7" releases, but still raw and wild in most senses of those terms. The wildness recalls early Italian hardcore like Wretched and CCM, though with an even more apparent Discharge influence. Something about it also reminds me of 80s UK crust like Doom and ENT as well, though Voco Protesta are nowhere near as rigid and polished as most bands that tend to get those comparisons. Anyway, like just about everything on LVEUM, this is a keeper if you dig raw international hardcore. La Vida Es Un Mus