In 1985 Flipside Records released this 12" vinyl pitting two Aussie hardcore heavyweights against one another. For many of us American punker types this was our first taste of punk from down under, and we liked it. Vicious Circle come out swinging with some mid-tempo hardcore, great guitar tones and political lyrics. Occasionally VC pushes the tempos a bit but there is something a bit subdued about their side. Perdition don't have the skills or the tones that benefit VC in this bout, but they are a bit more plucky and have a singer that sounds a lot like Dick from the Subhumans. Overall a very cool snapshot of isolationist punk rock from Australia, but tough to call a winner. Hmmmmmmm. Perdition by a hair.