if you listen to the STAGNATION`S END 7" you just get a little hint of to what this band would evolve! on this recordings you can hear the influence of U.S. S.E.H.C. quite clearly. even their name was taken from a STRIFE song. don´t get me wrong, this 7" is not bad but compared to their 12" the lack of power and aggression is quite obvious! the 8 songs here are a little bit above average but nothing that would have given you the slightest hint how great they would become later!