08 April 2018


It shouldn't really be a secret that sometimes I think that content and context are more important than presentation. That's to say that even though I realize that this cassette, in it's presented form, is borderline unlistenable, I think that there is value in a Russian DIY hardcore release that draws influenced from under the radar West Coast SXE (live xCHORUSx cover included here) and new millennium positive fastcore, even if that release is on a cassette that has been brutalized by years of mistreatment and troublesome transatlantic journey. But even a poorly recorded live version of "Transitional Liar" has value....right? Exactly. Late '90s Russian Straight Edge: ACTIVATE!

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