FROM THE VALLEY WITHIN 7"
Label: Lost Records
1. GRIM REALITY "Dead Soldier"
2. GRIM REALITY "Anarchy & Peace"
3. RIBZY "All Cut Up"
4. RIBZY "Why Did It Happen?"
5. THE FACTION "Pegged For Life"
6. THE FACTION "The Demons"
7. MISTAKEN IDENTITY "Again"
8. MISTAKEN IDENTITY "Good Old Days"
A good compilation of San Jose-area bands, assembled and released by the Faction's Steve Caballero. Grim Reality contribute two powerful tracks of midtempo UK-influenced punk (the singer even seems to have an English accent). Ribzy, my favorite on this record, deliver great off-the-wall, high energy punk rock with some amazing snotty vocals. The Faction and Mistaken Identity play more straightforward fast US hardcore - both good musically (although the latter seems to suffer a bit from substandard recording quality) with some head-scratching lyrics on some songs. Overall, a solid compilation.