Once overlooked in the United States, England's Leatherface are finally getting the attention they deserve. Topped off with the most harsh, gravelly vocals ever heard on either side of the Atlantic, their melodic, charging Punk stood well above the norm in their prime (the late 1980s and early '90s) when Jawbreaker, Fifteen and Fuel were producing similar music. Had Leatherface been from the Bay Area, they most likely would have been swept up in the major label signings that followed Green Day's success. Thankfully (or not), they were spared and are still writing fantastic songs filled with more energy than those produced by bands half their age. Frankie Stubb's voice takes center stage and lends their songs a sawtooth edge, while the guitars and rhythm section work together to create a forceful, melodic wallop.