S.B.V. - Silent But Violent - a name that somewhat contradicts the music and message of the band it's used to describe. "Raw Nerve," their debut LP on Mankind Records, is 14 tracks of hardcore/punk that musically echoes the anger and rage of early '80s acts such as Bad Religion, 7 Seconds and Uniform Choice, making them anything but "silent." And with intelligent and thought-provoking lyrcis, S.B.V. are also the furthest thing from "violent," as the topics they cover lend themselves towards a thematic whole that is ultimately paranoid, fightened and critical of the world around us.