Quarantine – “Agony” LP
A band name that turned up on quite a few people’s ‘best of 2021’ end of year lists. Fouteen tracks of relentless 80’s hardcore aggression, like the members of Quarantine really dig the Cleanse The Bacteria compilation album, and want to sound like all the bands, all at the same time. The guitars occassionally veer off in all directions, United Mutations style, allowing for a little well-judged chaos to ride above the speeding barrage of tight, masterful beats; while the brutish vocal style, expertly delivered, sits somewhere between Jerry A and John Brannon. The plaudits are well deserved.