Reviews

Ataque Frontal

Cólera Tente Mudar O Amanhã LP

Hey, a good sounding recording from Brazil! Ataque Frontal Records is kicking off their label with 20 hot, tuneful thrash and fast punk numbers by this excellent band. Really cool bass and tight instrumental playing are prime features here, so pick this one up. From the makers of Alerta Punk zine.

Cólera Pela Paz Em Todo Mundo LP

COLERA fans won’t be disappointed with this one. This album has more of that uncompromising, Finnish-style thrash in a style very similar to vintage APPENDIX. While I would have preferred a little more guitar (the approach of fellow Brazilians, RATOS DE PORAO), this is still a very good release—and I appreciated the translated lyrics, too.

V/A Ataque Sonoro LP

This hot Brazilian HC comp features ten bands and a variety of styles from supercharged thrash (RATOS DE PORÑO, LOBOTOMIA) to Oi (VÍRUS 27, GAROTOS PODRES—dig that harp!—and AUSCHWITZ) to folkish punk, classical punk, and even skate punk. The trebly Brazilian production adds to the appeal, and most of the lyrics are concerned with political issues like oppression, nuclear war, and corruption. Cool gatefold cover.