In terms of genuine hardcore releases of 2012, behind the Boston Strangler LP, this new album "The Last Pagans" by Norway's Shipwrecked would have to be one of the most hyped so far. Crucial Response Records are to blame and my copy is on clear vinyl.
Really struggling to muster the energy to put more than a few cohesive sentences together tonight, so I'll keep it brief. Early 80's Boston hardcore reborn with flourishes of early oi thrown in for good measure. Burly, gruff, pissed off. Worth all the attention it's been garnering from the greater hardcore scene this year.