V/A "The Vikings are Coming" LPRadiation
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Reissue of The Vikings Are Coming..., originally released in 1985. Swedish punk began in the late '70s and by the mid-80s, the small steel mill town of Fagersta had seven bands, immortalized on rare compilation The Vikings Are Coming..., which is surprisingly diverse: Bizarr's old-school punk is influenced by the Clash and SLF; Cruel Maniax give social criticism and Crude S.S.'s hardcore draws on Discharge; Rescues In Future's speedcore is super melodic, influenced by Hüsker Dü; Fear Of War's thrash is anti-religious and there's more thrash from Bedrövlerz (or "Miserablerz"), while Ugly Squaw proffer unique power-punk humor (also making an incognito faux-reggae appearance as Rasta Boys). This edition revives the original Swedish version released on Uproar Records in 1985, giving us the full monty of this must-have anthology.