Denver's Weapönizer have existed since 2009, unleashing several releases including a debut full length in 2012. Everything comes together in 2017 on their wild and unbound second album Lawless Age, their first in collaboration with 20 Buck Spin. While one can recognize a variety of metallic sub-genre tags in the band's sound, from raw black metal to post-apocalyptic thrash to Aussie war-metal to anarchic crossover, it's all menacingly melded into an indestructible shining alloy of slashing American steel. A faster disaster with an unrelenting pace, the tasteful-yet-crazed guitar solos combined with the band's commitment to songcraft make this album a celebratory and definitive vindication of underground metal's continued relevance. Arriving at the opportune moment, it envisions a near-future technocratic dystopia that seems all too possible.