Various Artists – Combat Records / Koch, Combat Sampler

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Los Angeles indie Combat Records was the early-'80s breeding ground for metal, punk and hard rock acts such as Venom, Megadeath, the Circle Jerks, Nuclear Assault and many others. Long dormant since being bought out by Relativity Records, Combat has been resurrected by KOCH Records, and will release three new albums this fall. This sampler collects two tracks from each of the new Combat acts 'albums — Horse the Band (manic metal-core, like Woody Woodpecker getting electrocuted via strobe light), At All Cost (metal throwbacks to Combat's heyday) and Look What I Did (melodic post-hardcore). The bands 'respective albums don't drop until September and October, so don't hesitate to download this free sampler today.