Bill Bondsmen- Swallowed By The World LP. It takes no more than 17 seconds of listening to Bill Bondsmen’s new record to realize that your ears are pretty much fucked. Leading the ear-splattering charge is lead singer Gabby’s throaty snarl. He has the perfect voice for hardcore that truly displays the feeling of despair that are behind so many of the lyrics on this record. Taking brutality lessons from the NY HC scene, versatility from the early 80’s midwest punk scene and screaming about life that can only come from living in the murkiest part’ of the Midwest; ‘Swallowed By The World’ is like Bad Brains' S/T record or The Adolescents' 'Blue Album' for our era. Truly original Hardcore here from a band that definately stands out. Poison Idea, Mecht Mensch, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach fans will be all over this. Cool cover art by Christopher Ilth.