Album of the Day: War on Women – Capture the Flag

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Label: Bridge9 Records

The self-titled album from War on Women was one of the best punk/hardcore albums of the best… well, in a really fucking long time. Funny and furious in equal measure, its contained feminist anthems of protest and self-empowerment. New album Capture the Flag had a lot to live up to, and more than delivered. As stated in my review at PureGrainAudio, the album is tighter, stronger, more focused – all the things you’d hope for from a follow-up. It is also a modern classic, and one of the most inspiring albums since… well, since the last War on Women album.

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Album of the Day: Terror – Lowest of the Low

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Label: Bridge9 Records

There’s some records that, when you’re in a bad, pissed off mood, you know you can turn to, because you know they sound exactly how you feel. Terror’s debut record, Lowest of the Low, is one of those records for me. Their demo was released just as I was getting into hardcore, and the release of this record was a big deal for me. It’s testament to the quality of the record that, even now, songs like the title track and ‘Better Off Without You’ are what come in to my head when I’m in an angry mood, and want some quality hardcore to blast.

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