Viagra Boys’ Cave World fires up with an irresistible fury; it is the sound of 2022, of the undercurrent of rage and fear, the constant bad news assault we all have to grin and bear our way through. Throughout the album the Swedish post-punks turn their acerbic wit toward alt-right lunatics and losers, occasionally taking a break for tracks which serve as a sort of narration for a nature doc on the seeming retrogression of society. The band is dead serious in their takedown of these topics, but that doesn’t mean this is one of those dreaded, difficult Serious Listens. On the contrary, Cave World is addictive and enjoyable. The band skips gleefully between post-’77 genres, with songs marked by full-throttle, classic punk, mutant disco, menacing Big Black-style noise, and hypnotic post-punk. The effect is intense and exhilarating.