Title: Юность (Youth)
Catalogue Number: Freak Friendly FF011
Review Format: Cassette
Release Year: 2014
I’ve no idea who POB are other than they probably hail from the Crimea. I’ve also no idea what they are singing about as I didn’t have anyone from that part of the world handy to do a translation. However, that does not really matter as these six short songs – only one breaches the two minute barrier – are about as fine an example of aggression fuelled hardcore punk as you will likely find.
With the volume turned right up – and if you haven’t done so, you will have done so by the end of the first song – the sheer ferocity of this band’s performance is nothing less than inspirational. The guitars are a solid wall of anger, the drums nothing but a club to split your skull and the voice, the voice. This isn’t singing. This is anguish expressed in sound and catapulted at you in a bucket of boiling oil. There is no choice in the matter - your flesh will burn off your bones.
Bands like POB don’t ever sell out. They might, however, go to jail.
Available on cassette and for download from Bandcamp.
November 12, 2014
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