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Full length number three from Athenâ€™s vanguard of punk/hardcore/garage/psyche, WE MARCHâ€™s â€œCreator/Destroyerâ€, ranges from the speed and fury of 80â€™s H/C punk to scrappy garage stomp and murky psyched-out jams, but donâ€™t think for one second that this is anything but the most scathing Punk record youâ€™ve heard in a long time. While â€œthe kidsâ€ are out there trying to recreate the past glory of these genres, WE MARCH manages to destroy them. Whether itâ€™s uptempo ragers like â€œbeep beep beepâ€Â or â€œthe choiceâ€ (from their 7â€™â€™)Â or slower swaggering numbers like â€œnever compromiseâ€ or â€œwash awayâ€Â you come away with the feeling that, just like the first wave of punks (who had no reference to what they were creating, unlike so much of the rehash of the past ten years), these guys donâ€™t care about emulating their heros, just about creating music on their own terms, and for almost ten years (!) theyâ€™ve done just that. Released on their own NON-PROPHET record label â€œCreator/Destroyerâ€ proves that even in the 21st century, punk can still be original, exciting and inspirational. Highly recommended.