Hate the neighbours (2008/CRUCIAL ATTACK)
HARDCORE. Perfect mixture of quality punk melodies and good old hardcore energy. With this 13 songs BRAT PACK managed to take the best out hardcore. You'll get a lot of good and interesting melodies with great guitar parts that stick these songs in your head. Energic vocals, fast and with no breaks make this release powerfull, charged with energy and make you move. The sound of this band is most often compared with RKL, early NO FX and even ADOLESCENTS. Lyrics are mostly critical, often written in the name of the one who is being critized which makes them even more interesting. Once you get hooked on BRAT PACK - there's no going back.
the wolf (2010/540)
PUNK-ROCK. THE BRAT's "the wolf" was originally recorded in 1983 and released on the out of print "los angelinos: the eastside renaissance" compilation LP and is now available again as a one-track, one-sided single. "the wolf" showcased the band's progression past the more hardcore-punk and took the band down more of a rock road, ala the GO GO's, featuring Teresa Covarrubias, one of the 1st Hispanic, female punk vocalists in the early Los Angeles punk scene.
ELEKTRO-POP. Ein Duo namens BRATZE? Die Platte heißt "kraft"? Was das denn? BRATZE sind CLICK CLICK DECKER und DER TANTE RENATE aus Hamburg. Ihr gemeinsames Projekt sowie Album trägt nicht zufällig strotzende Bezeichnungen wie BRATZE oder "kraft". Und dahinter spielt sich diese wahnsinnig geile Co-Produktion ab. Musikalisch haben beide tatsächlich ihre Enden des Pferdes wie an Karneval zusammengeschraubt. Nur dass keiner der Arsch ist, es aber trotzdem vorwärts geht. Schwitzig entfremdeter DAF-Minimalismus kombiniert mit brachialen Momenten und griffig kruden Un-Slogans, die trotzdem diese CLICK CLICK'sche Unmittelbarkeit der Ansprache besitzen. Das ist so aufregend. Das ist so mitreißend. Das ist streng genommen die Platte des Jahres (Intro).
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. "godbox" comes remastered and available for the 1st time on limited 180gr. vinyl. Featuring new artwork by original BREACH cover artist Pierre Johansson. The important thing: this is unique, untouched by cliches, timeless and finally available again! You'll get 5 Songs recorded after they found their true face in "venom" and before they reached perfection with "kollapse". A bridge and a transition, a thing of beauty. This swedish band which lacked brighter attention in their days because everybody rather focused on REFUSED. It's more than hardcore, more than metal, more than any other box you want to put this in.
POST-HARDCORE. The debut self-titled LP from Seattle's BREAG NAOFA (featuring members of TRIAL and LOVE IS RED) brings on a sound that is of the slow, crushing, heavy and repetitive nature, while adding layers of ambience to almost give you the feeling of being lost in the music. BREAG NAOFA will surprise you with heavy, crushing riffs that start out like a slow locomotive, building to full force, driving, d-beat style rhythms, creating enough anxiety to then calmly bring you back down into yet another ambient wave of music that continues to hit hard while at the same time hypnotize. Following in the footsteps of other artists such as CULT OF LUNA, early ISIS, BREAG NOAFA want to further extend the boundaries where their music can take them and evolve with the music and the message. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
BREAG NAOFA / MONUMENT COLLAPSE
split (2014/HALO OF FLIES/SHOVE)
POST-HARDCORE. An all-American line up for this split LP. MONUMENT COLLAPSE are from San Francisco, BREAG NAOFA from Seattle, and both provide epic slabs of doomed crust. The split is the shoegazeing bastard offspring of NEUROSIS and FALL OF EFRAFA, with the influential cousin CONVERGE adding a slight discordancy of the tunes. MONUMENT COLLAPSE supply the heavier side with meaty, chugging riffs flowing beneath the beautifully eerie guitar tone and back of the hall vovals. BREAG NAOFA have a more relaxed/laid back sound. Vinyl comes with an outstanding gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
runnin' scared (2013/PAINKILLER/540)
HARDCORE. 540 Records and Painkiller present one of the most important and, yep, best New York hardcore recordings on vinyl for the 1st time ever. You will find the "runnin' scared" demo from 1988 and previously unreleased versions of "all i ask" and "hold me back" - the latter basically a new BREAKDOWN song that you can't get anywhere else except for this thing - and their WNYU session from 1989. The demo is as good as any hardcore record ever and the band is as good as any band.
3rd & army (2006/625)
THRASHCORE. Tokyo's BREAKFAST returns to play their unique brand of original skate thrash - think SST meets modern day 1000mph thrashcore. At one moment is full throttle EXCLAIM style thrash, the next a MINUTEMEN skate-jam soundtrack. Side-a is 1 song of pure thrash, while side-b is 3 songs mixing MINUTMEN style with fast hardcore. One of the best bands in Tokyo right now. This LP contains a different arrangement of songs than the CD version released in Japan.
true crime (2014/GRAVE MISTAKE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. BREAKOUT's 2nd 7" follows their self-released "razor wire" nicely with a strong brand of U.K.-punk-meets-US-hardcore pummeling. MENACE meets NIHILISTICS, RUTS meets BAD BRAINS - solid, catchy, furiously great songs. Amongst the latest crop of punk bands in Texas, BREAKOUT is one of a kind and "true crime" proves it. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
are broke (2008/FIRESTARTER)
HARDCORE-PUNK. THE BREAKS are bringing 5 more songs of midwest desperation and no-coast bitterness. This one-sided 7" is filled with the fast and the raw with just the right amount of fist-pumping catchiness, THE BREAKS pull no punches. These tracks were recorded at the same time as their "Get saved" 7". This posthumous release will help ensure that these St. Louis ragers won't soon be forgotten. NEGATIVE APPROACH and the NECROS proved it in the past, and THE BREAKS are proving it today.
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is indeed the follow-up to the BREATHE IN debut LP that came out on Bridge Nine. Knowing their previous material leaves you ill-prepared for these 5 blasts of punk-rock fury. Abrasive and very much in-your-face, these guys have gone native, coming up with a sound that is way more pissed and angry, while still retaining BREATHE IN trademarks, namely a keen sense of melody and Louie's unique and hoarse vocals. This isn't another well-designed hardcore product, more of a 'fuck you' to slick layouts and fancy graphics. Fans of TOTAL ABUSE or early PISSED JEANS take note. Limited edition with purple cover.
for the ultimate pain of medusa's love (2012/RESCUED FROM LIFE)
BLACK/DEATH-METAL. Choke to death on the miasmal morbidity of BREATHILIZOR! Recorded inside a decommissioned sulfur mine near Cleveland in early 1993, "for the ultimate pain of medusa's love" was originally slated for release on fledgling Norwegian metal label Deathlike Silence. The album seemed doomed to linger in an abyss of setbacks after the master tapes were confiscated and detained in moralistic quarantine by outraged Scandinavian customs agents. The reels were eventually returned to Ohio and the album was issued on a limited edition compact disc that instantly sold-out and has since become a fiercely sought-after commodity among underground collectors. Now, at long last, this putrid metal classic has again been made available to the masses in the vastly superior vinyl format. This soul-ripping, limited to 300 items slab of blasphemous comes encased in a hand-screened gatefold-cover. Engage your senses with a bestial wad of fist-fucking metal the likes of which only BREATHILIZOR could deliver. This is the true soundtrack of hell.
years of lead (2008/PAINKILLER)
HARDCORE. In 2004 BREATHING FIRE quietly laid down one of the most impressive demos, following which, they promptly disappeared. In 2007 the band reconvened to unearth the remains of some unused songs and attempt some new ones, thus beginning a brief but fruitful reconnection between the members that produced this album. "Years of lead" takes the framework of their demo and pushes everything much further. The recording is dirtier and much more harsh, the slow sections more ominous, the fast sections more head spinning. Influenced by early power violence, harsh and dark hardcore, classic sludge, and hazy doom standards, but "years of lead" speaks its own language.
fuck the army (2010/COMBAT ROCK)
The second BRIARD single now re-issued, snotty rock'n'roll with a message! Limited pressing of 1000 copies worldwide.
benevolence of beasts (2012/PHOTOBOOTH)
HARDCORE. BRICK is/was a band from Baltimore. They released a demo 7" on Panic Records in 2008, and sometime in 2009 they recorded these songs. In the time since then, Photobooth Records decided to release the material on a 7". These 7 songs are heavily influenced by the NYC sound of CRO-MAGS, with a metallic Cleveland hint in the vein of INTEGRITY. Fast and heavy. Limited edition of 400 copies.