Civil Victim- No False Hope LP. Civil Victim are from Germany but sound influenced by American hardcore with some Scandinavian stuff to put some weight to their punch. I hear some Poison Idea and Die Kreuzen in here, but it’s not some by-the-numbers type shit. Their music is beefy hardcore punk that has catchy and tuneful elements side by side with a dark and gritty edge. Songs like “Sorry for Being Broke,” “Personal Riot,” and “Workmares” blaze by in a white-knuckled flash, then you get a song like “Room Full of Christians” that switches back and forth between mid tempo and full on thrash. The vocalist has a shredded throat style; at times he sounds like Dez Cadena. Check out the title track, where his voice has a little more space instead of being buried under a roaring guitar. BLACK FLAG, SS DECONTROL and POISON IDEA have already sent their regards. LP is pressed on thick ass180gr vinyl with inside out cover and includes a MP3 download card.