Originally published in Verbicide issue #6
First off, of all the Alveran CDs that I received to review this issue, this is by far the best. Secondly, Jay Jancetic is playing drums for them?! Buffalo pride, man. What a powerhouse of “ex-members of,” though: Halfmast, Racetraitor, Extinction and more. Sludgy, Midwest hardcore with a deep bite into political idealism and scene bullshit. This CD is incredibly tight. Arma Angelus is one of the handful of metal-influenced hardcore bands that actually know what they’re doing, and how to pull it off. I wish the same could be said for others in this genre.
(Alveran Records, PO Box 10 01 52, D-44701 Bochum, Germany)