Power Alone – “Rather Be Alone” LP
Straight edge hardcore form California. Members of Gather, reunited many years later for a fresh sounding 11 song debut recording. Featuring some bizarre sleeve art – like a homage to the cheesey air brushed designs that graced many a crossover-thrash-metal sleeve of the late 1980s (why do those artitsts shy away from revealing the cock and balls?). Don’t let it put you off. This chugs magnificently with a modern-day metallic heaviness, complimented by an old school hint of 108 and Snapcase; and with a vocalist who’s style echos Amy Miret of Nausea. It’s a rocker.