Since 2004, these four lads from the Netherlands known as Discharger have always fused a reflective branch of lyrics against their impulses of anger and violence. Discharger’s 2008 release, the bluntly named, The Sword of Our Ancestors, clearly embraced the metal sounds that combine well with Viking Rock and lyrical subjects of the same. Desecrated Ground, 2012, rode in on the same double bass driven steed. But this release recedes back into a fast crunchy Oi!. The songs sound like a tough punk fusion with heavy metal rock and roll of other European Oi! giants like Discipline, Haggis, Ultima Thule, Ultima Asalto, Razorblade, Social Combat. While fans of Italy’s forgotten sons, The Bloodline or USA’s shadowed Battle Ruins, should all appreciate the combination.
The Uprisers (which includes members of The Bruisers and The Radicts) bring a pure rock and roll version of punk here. The first song is a reworking of an old Radicts song, invigorated by female vocals by Britney Noyes. The energy continues with Britney belting out a new tune, “Ghetto Blaster”. The ripping solo and building tension explodes in an unapologetic polarizing call to arms.