BRODY'S MILITIA / BREATHILIZOR
split (2011/GIVE PRAISE)
HARDCORE/PUNK. Ohio's mentally-crippled BREATHILIZOR overlords of lunatic metal blast 5 evil aural sacrifices to Lucifer while Kentucky hardcore-punk devils BRODY'S MILITIA rip out 3 bloodthirsty tracks of messed up hell punk!
At the border (2008/VEX)
PUNK-ROCK. There are some bands that are so fucking stunning and powerful that words fail you! BROKEN is one such animal. These tough punks have been making serrated edge, dangerous punk-rock longer than most kids have known about guitars or politics! Every tune gives off trouble and pain! The vocals and the guitar noise storm the fucking gates of hell. This music has a face full of venom that has not mellowed with the years. Embrace BROKEN on your way to your certain doom. Buy this record and dismiss your sunny optimism!
INDIE-POP. BROKEN BELLS is an interesting mix: the SHINS' lead James Mercer, beat master DANGER MOUSE and both of them aiming squarely at a pop-music style. Mercer and Burton have written some incredible sounding music for this album. Mercer plays guitar, bass, and provides the vocals, while Burton plays drums, organ, piano, bass, and synthesizers and he produced the record. The album also incorporates strings and horns in some of the songs. Mercer's voice is well suited for the material, ranging from tenor to falsetto. This is pop music at its finest, with some beautifully layered instrumentation. Includes coupon for free MP3s of the entire album.
fuck you and all you stand for (2010/RODENT POPSICLE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. BROKEN BONES is one of the few bands that are more ferocious today than they were on their early, classic releases. Band founder Bones (former member of the DISCHARGE) has pushed things to the limit with this 11 track full-length. From the first song to the last, the whole album grips you like a vice and doesn't let go until the very end. For fans of DISCHARGE, THE VARUKERS, DEFIANCE, ONE WAY SYSTEM etc..
anti-human life (2013/HOLY TERROR)
HARDCORE/METAL. "anti-human life" is the 1st vinyl output from swedish one-man band, BROKEN CROSS. This release includes songs from the long sold-out demo tape "new world aoldier" as well as new songs. The recordings are raw and filthy and capture the essence of the anti-human message presented in the lyrics. Right in the vein of G.I.S.M., INTEGRITY, GEHENNA, BATHORY. Very limited pressing of 300.
HARDCORE. BROKEN NEEDLE continue down their path of early American hardcore worship, this time raging through 5 tracks of New York-meets-Texas-meets-California hardcore, bringing to mind bands such as early AGNOSTIC FRONT, MDC and WASTED YOUTH, complete with photos by legendary hardcore/punk photographer Edward Colver.
pattern interrupt (2012/SIX FEET UNDER)
PUNK-ROCK. BROKEN PATTERNS is back again for their 1st full-length. Armed with a new singer, a more polished sound and 12 amazing songs, "pattern interrupt" is easily their best release to date. BROKEN PATTERNS unleash their 1st full-length that pays homage to the early L.A. punk sound of bands like THE DICKIES, ADOLESCENTS, D.I. and THE WEIRDOS. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2009/SIX FEET UNDER)
PUNK-ROCK. With members of KNIFE FIGHT, BROKEN NEEDLE, CUT THE SHIT, TEAR IT UP etc. in tow, Southern California's BROKEN PATTERNS bring a style of punk that is a throwback to the days of Dangerhouse Records and the early L.A. scene with bands like THE WEIRDOS, THE DILS and THE CHEIFS.
s/t (2010/SIX FEET UNDER)
PUNK-ROCK. Los Angeles's BROKEN PATTERNS is back with their 2nd self-titled 7", whipping up 4 more Dangerhouse Records-influenced punk tunes with members of TEAR IT UP, CUT THE SHIT, KNIFE FIGHT in tow. Colored 7" includes digital download.
s/t (III) (2012/MATA LA MUSICA)
PUNK-ROCK. This is the 3rd 7" release from BROKEN PATTERNS (features former TEAR IT UP, CUT THE SHIT, KNIFE FIGHT, BROKEN NEEDLE members). Borrowing heavily from the punk history of their surroundings, the self titled 4 track 7" reminds a bit of DEAD KENNEDYS at times and other early California bands. The tunes get you jumping around and ready to pogo.
s/t (2013/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. The brainchild of Scott Plant, formerly the vocalist for CIVIC PROGRESS, Chicago's BROKEN PRAYER are precisely what hardcore-punk should be in the year 2013: aggressive, energetic, intelligent, sarcastic, and adventurous. In a scene where entire subgenres have been spawned from the influence of one band (if not one record), BROKEN PRAYER's willingness to try anything--from stinging, straightforward hardcore to song-oriented post-punk to spastic, SCREAMERS-inspired synth blasts - is a breath of fresh air. If all of the new-school soundalike bands just aren't giving you that adrenalin rush, then this LP may restore your faith in punk.
black friday (2007/ASSAULT/SAW HER GHOST)
HARDCORE. 11 tracks of amazingly powerful old-school hardcore with a modern flare. Positive lyrics compliment traditional breakdowns with intense, melodic, and catchy riffs. This is their incredibly accomplished debut release and is strongly recommended for fans of modern-hardcore like MODERN LIFE IS WAR, THE HOMEFRONT, DEAD HEARTS and even HAVE HEART. Hailing from Michigan and featuring ex-members of COMEBACK KID, BROTHERS come at you with nothing less than the perfect mix of brutality, energy, and melody! Passionate, moving and full of energy, "black friday" demands your attention and leaves you breathless. Yes, it's that good.
HARDCORE. The follow-up to their debut full-length "black friday" brings us 5 new tracks of hardcore fury from this Michigan powerhouse. They've added a little more variety, without losing their trademark sound that should appeal to fans of modern hardcore. Powerful and in-your-face, they've got plenty of singalongs and enough melodies to make this a worthy successor to "black friday".
HARDCORE. Here's the newest output from Buffalo NY's favorite sons, BROWN SUGAR. An odd record as one would expect from these guys but more so this time that these 4 tracks actually sound like they bridge the musical gap from their 1st record "deportation" to the bands' classic "sings of birds and racism" LP, but also again still its own record devoid of coincidence with its weird bass lines and song structure. If you already love this band you won't be sorry about getting this record.
BRUCE BANNER / B.U.S.H.
HARDCORE. We got some sold-out copies! Brazilian punk rockers B.U.S.H. seems to be the greatest revelation of the scene lately. The mix '80s american hardcore and skate-punk with a '60s feeling and early traditional '80s brazilian hardcore-punk all together makes this band awesome! BRUCE BANNER from Sweden combine Scandinavian raw sound with '80s American hardcore and thrash like nobody does.