This Victoria, British Columbia band kicked around from late 80s to the mid 90s, and I don't believe they ever released any vinyl, but these 45 minutes are more than enough to convince me of their worth. Abrasive, fast and raspy melodic hardcore, SECTION 46 come off like a modern incarnation of FUNERAL ORATION mixed with melodic 90s punk (HICKEY keeps coming to mind, though that could be something about the approach rather than the tunes themselves, early SHOTWELL might be a better musical comparison, but way faster). The pace is frantic, the vocals are blown out but still worthy of the off key back ups (which are awesome even if not actually good...). I gather that they were contemporaries of RENDER USELESS and other Victoria bands I already like, and have seen their name mentioned in discussions about first and/or influential punk and hardcore gigs. Unfortunately, my copy of The Downtrodden (with While Injustice Continues on the flipside for a future post) comes with no song titles, so these 22 songs are simply named by number.