V/A- Killed By Meth LP. Despite the homage to Killed by Death on the title and jacket, this is actually a compilation of current bands from the Rust Belt, which according to the map on the back of the jacket extends to Toronto and Rochester, down to Pittsburgh, across Ohio, over to Chicago, and encompasses Milwaukee as well as Detroit and parts of Michigan. There’s definitely a gloomy, post-industrial vibe going on in what these bands are throwin’ out there and they explore the similar doom n gloom, smog-drenched vibes of Akron / Cleveland area bands like Pere Ubu, the Bizarros, Devo, Rubber City Rebels, and Rocket From The Tombs. 16 bands in all including new and unreleased songs from Puberty, Real Regular, No Bails, Senor Citizen & The Border Patrol, Perverts Again, Ornerys, Klazo, BSHC, Radiation Risks, Chattering Class, Everyday Objects, Plasmalab, Cheetahs, Mud City Manglers, Hemingers and Noble Savages. Cool band selection with a nice slice of the Rust Belt punk scene circa now with some sweet looking covert art by Ben Lyon. Recommended. Import from Canada.