ZERO - S/T LP (Farewell Records)
Brand new LP from these Minneapolis punk mad heads on Desolate Records. Stepping up a notch from last year's twin 7" releases this is a monster of raging hardcore punk, melodic stompers and tough ragers. Plenty of comparisons to traditional Japanese sounds have been made, but this LP shows that ZERO are their own band and not just aping any one style. Artwork by the legendary artist Sugi. Screen printed covers.