“U-Boats Attack America!!!” Compilation (1986)

Hardcore is generally not my thing. That being said, I do enjoy some of the stuff done in Europe in the early to mid-1980s, so with that in mind I decided to give U-Boats Attack America!!! a try. The comp consists of 15 tracks by seven different German hardcore bands, all recorded between 1983 and 1985 and released originally on the Weird System label.

Overall my favorite tracks are those by Neurotic Arseholes, with Blut + Eisen coming in a strong second. But to be honest the entire thing is solid from top to bottom – plenty of speed and punk attitude. If you’re into hardcore and interested in checking out some of the European stuff, this is a great starting point. I’ll be in Germany later this year and all these bands will be on my list when I hit the streets of Berlin to go digging.


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