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Astrozero ,

An undiscovered gem of UK punk

This unfairly overlooked British band from the late 80's/early 90's played hard yet catchy reggae-tinged punk rock with deep-throated vocals. For me, the comparisons that immediately leapt to mind were Personality Crisis, The Effigies, or maybe a more melodic Bonecrusher; Terminus's sound had more in common with those North American bands than with the Napalm Death-style hardcore that was so prevalent in the UK at the time. I believe this is a collection of singles and compiliation tracks, not a proper album, and unlike most such collections, this one doesn't start off lousy and only gradually get better; this band had it going on right from the get-go. "Dance With The Dead" is probably the catchiest track (you'll have the chorus embedded in your brain after just one listen), "Hunt The Hunt" is the fastest.

Oh, and Specials fans shouldn't miss the last song: it's a raging cover of a certain classic of theirs, with a few judicious lyrical changes.

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