Tuesday, 30 October 2007
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12" (£7 plus postage)
ONWARD - These Words Still Pray
MAINSTRIKE - A Quest For Answers
MAINSTRIKE - No Passing Phase
EYEBALL - More Days To Come
SUBJECT TO CHANGE - What Tomorrow Brings
NO DENIAL - Soundtrack Of Decline
V/A - ONE TRACK MIND
THE DEFENSE - From The Start
ABUSIVE ACTION - S/T
7" (all £3 plus postage)
MAINSTRIKE - Times Still Here
RECTIFY - By Your Side
SPORTSWEAR - Keep It Together
TIEBREAK - Stand Hard 1998
SPORTSWEAR - It Runs Deep
TRUE BLUE - The Ice
INSURANCE RISK - How Much More
OVER THE LINE - Demo
MAINSTRIKE - S/T
ANOTHER REASON - Take Control
DAMAGE CONTROL - Can't Keep Us Down
DEATH OR GLORY - Your Choice
BLACK FRIDAY '29 - Blackout
KNOW YOUR ENEMY - S/T
AFTERLIFE - Enter The Dragon
ENFORCER - Trail Of Darkness
DOWNSLIDE - S/T
DOWNSLIDE / KNOW YOUR ENEMY - SPLIT
STRIKE FIRST - Chant Down Babyloon
GET THE MOST - Common Goals
GET THE MOST - Moment In Time
ONE VOICE - Break Free
COMMITMENT CREW - Hisingen
VOICE OF A GENERATION #2 zine & SPORTSWEAR 7" £4 plus postage.
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Tuesday, 23 October 2007
TRAP THEM - SEANCE PRIME CD (DE166)
The cover has a skull on the front cover, but hell talk about an eerie beauty it has to it. Coupled with mixture of colours - black, white, green, purple (very Misfits) - really nice. I can only imagine a vinyl version of this (if it exists) being totally stunning. And yes, the music is equally and beautifully devastating as they artwork. 'Seance Prime' is a thunderbolt of articulated noise, that will knock you down, again and again while you breathlessly try to fight a losing battle. Give up, just let TRAP THEM shroud you in a blanket of some of the fericious and best combination of crust, d-beat, metal, hardcore, noise you are going to hear in a long time. Recorded on an 8 track analog tape, definitely adds an organic sound to it, which definitely draws you into the realness of it all. Awesome sound quality, layout, artwork etc. The lyrics are like the continuation of a story, with an apocalyptic theme riding through it. Their 3rd release, and I for one hope it won't be their last.
Monday, 22 October 2007
THE GREAT DECEIVER - LIFE IS WASTED ON THE LIVING CD (DEATHWISH)
The Great Deceiver is one of those bands that I look forward to hearing, especially new stuff considering their previous stuff appeared on the likes of Trustkill and Peaceville. If you've got the likes of Disfear, At The Gates etc in your cv, well then one can't not like you. 12 songs of solid, rhythmic and excellent songs. Hook laden industrial riffage is the order of the day, backed up with some deep, dark bellowed vocals and a heavy pumping sound that would make anyones heart burst with sure anticipation. Add to that some thundering metal licks and the intensity of hardcore and this is a pretty fantastic CD, the musicians confidently convey their darkest thoughts through their music. Their outlook and lyrics are pretty dark too. Take the likes of PRONG, HELMET, KILLING JOKE, FROM ASHES RISE, KYLSEA, SKITSYSTEM etc. A huge CD that will appeal to the crusties, metallers and punks out there.
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
DAMAGED GOODS - S/T 7" (NJW - 022)
Ouch!!!! Wow, did that hit me. Talk about an impressive 7", consisting of most of the things that make this little platter awesome for me. Just playing this record you can tell that these four Belgian dudes love what they are doing with a passion and do it well to boot. 6 songs, that are fast, upbeat and sound totally brilliant due to the great sound - something that I totally appreciate when bands make an effort to have a good sound. Like for all they know this could be the only time that they will have to make their mark, and they certainly have. Having said that, I hope this will not be the last we hear from them because listening to this excites the hell of me and only makes me want to hear more and more by them - I can only imagine that they totally shred live. Sound wise, they harken back to the bad old days, when hardcore stuck out like a sore thumb and was able to strip off any false pretences. That's what you get with DAMAGED GOODS, hard, fast, pissed off hardcore - just the way I like it. Incorporating the NEGATIVE APPROACH, VERBAL ABUSE vibe, making it their own and letting all hell break loose. Feeling alienated and out of step? They guys certainly are and here it is in black in white - no emo shit here - just in your face anger; not jock shit - good stuff. The artwork reminds me of the days of Excel, old Suicial Tendencies and you could easily imagine it on some punk kids deck. A record definitely worthy of your attention.
NOT JUST WORDS RECORDS, DE KLING 4, 8651 CK IJLST, THE NETHERLANDS.
Thursday, 11 October 2007
SUBHUMANS - INTERNAL RIOT CD (BLUURG FISH 50)
Back with their first studio LP in 9 years, I for one never thought I'd hear another one again - so bless their cotton socks for making such a great release. I was a little nervous about this before I played it, but from the first note of their already famous ska/dub punk and Dick's familiar voice I knew I was going to welcome home the boys with open arms. 13 songs here and not one let down, I've listened to it over a dozen times and it still has play me again written all over it. They still have the urgency of 'The Day The Country Died' and the laid back scope of 'World Apart'. As always, their songs are upbeat, catchy, make you want to dance and have had me humming them for days on end - just like they've never been away. They sound as fresh as they did all those years ago, if some things taste better with a little age - Subhumans definitely do. And with the return of the band, I always lookforward to the mighty wordsmith that is Dick Lucas, easily one of the best lyricists to ever grace the punk scene. Tongue twisting arrangements that ride parallel to the thumping beats and skanking tunes, pure gold. He makes the most mundane subjects sound poetic, but with plenty of food for thought. He thought society was pretty fucked up when the Subumans were first going, things have definitely got worse in those years and he rightly thinks it's totally looney. "Internal Riot", "Point Of View", "This Is Not An Advert" and many more will have move you to dance, sing, shake you angry fists (probably with a smile on your face) and that readybreak glow knowing that the Subhumans are back and return with an absolutely brilliant new release. It's available on CD and vinyl, buy it and support musicians.