The Class Assassins State Of Emergency

The debut full-length from Toronto's premiere street punkers conjures up the ghosts of 1977 in fine style. Starting off with an eponymous track that sounds as if it could be a leftover from an early Stiff Little Fingers recording session, they don't let up until the end of the disc. Jammed with anthemic sing-alongs, the songs are apt to get you wrapped up in their infectious energy. Lyrically speaking, this is, not surprisingly, the soundtrack to the class war. Rife with politically charged numbers like "Urban Rebel," "Uprise" and "No Justice," which appeared on their seven-inch last year, this is an inspirational trip across the wrong side of the tracks where you learn the lessons they don't teach you in school. (Insurgence)