Strike to Survive – Yesterday’s News

In some ways this band remind me of Raised Fist in the relentlessness of the vocals. But the guitar sounds are of a much more traditional punk nature, you can even hear some acoustic strings in ‘Ringer’, there isn’t the super-beefy down tuned metal distortion some bands resort to and I’m actually quite glad.

Hollow Truth – Prometheus Bound

Dublin-based ‘Bray Area Thrashers’ Hollow Truth cite Suicidal Tendencies, Cro-Mags and Slayer as their main influences, all of which shine through clearly on this neat little two-tracker of thrash punk.