FEAR MY THOUGHTS
the great collapse (2004/PER KORO)
METALCORE. Germany's FEAR MY THOUGHTS has been described as a band that went from playing hardcore to more modern metalcore. But truth be told, "the great collapse" isn't pure, unadulterated metalcore. Although metalcore is definitely an influence - a strong one, in fact - what FEAR MY THOUGHTS does on this release is best described as an intriguing blend of the screamo, post-hardcore aesthetic and the melodic death-metal style that one associates with AT THE GATES, OPETH, IN FLAMES and THE HAUNTED, and other nordic headbangers, as well as all true followers and fellows from the hardcore camp should be satisfied once again. You'll get 10 tracks with a very heavy production, thick riffs, very nice aggressive vocals, and beautiful melodies (not mellow). "the great collapse" rather underpins the high position that this band not only has and once again shows how highly technical and overwhelmingly brutal the German metalcore scene is. [PK 044]
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FEAR OF LIPSTICKS
seasons (2012/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. FEAR OF LIPSTICKS doen't bring the same lame wind and piss power-pop-punk like most of their hommies - but a bouquet of formidable hits. It's not a record, you hear - it's an invitation to open up another can of beer and welcome the rays of sunshine in the afternoon, still dressed in your undies only and singing along to this 14-song non-stop cannonade. You'll have the same feel-good moments when listening to the MARKED MEN, the poppy punk staccato riffing and the catchyness of TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET minus the Fat Wreck polish. To make the density of melodies perfect, you also find some hints of '77 punk. Perfect blend of all natural ingredients! Enjoy with a drink, 'cause seasons might change, this record stays summer forever!
live at wfmu (2011/WELFARE)
HARDCORE. In February of 2009 NYC hardcore band FED UP entered the WFMU studios to play the Pat Duncan show, guzzled a few cold ones and laid down 13 tracks of offensive, yet fun, hardcore. This 7" captures 7 of those tracks and have been pressed onto this 7" - capturing the band in all their inebriated, sloppy glory. For fans of CRO-MAGS, WARZONE, THE ABUSED, BREAKDOWN.
read between the lines (2009/HARD PRESS)
HARDCORE. Los Angeles's FED UP has a list of influences that include INFEST, SIEGE, LIFE'S HALT, NEGATIVE APPROACH and VOID, which shine through in a sound that's fast, intense and angry with plenty of blast beats and mosh parts thrown in for good measure.
sheer poetry (2010/WELFARE/UNITED)
HARDCORE. NYC hardcore mainstays FED UP return with 12 songs of simple, straightforward, street-wise hardcore in the vein of their earlier releases. A fine dose of Boston with hints from SLAPSHOT to NEGATIVE APPROACH, early NYC acts like AGNOSTIC FRONT and MURPHYS LAW and of course a hint of UK classics like BLITZ or ONE WAY SYSTEM. "sheer poetry" is highly recommended to fans of old-styled hardcore that enjoy any of the mentioned above bands.
the aberrant years (2012/SUB POP)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. "the aberrant years" collects the entire output of FEEDTIME's 1978-1989 line up, including their self-titled debut, "shovel", "cooper s" and "suction", plus gobs of rare bonus tracks and extensive liner notes by band biographer Leon O'Regan in a full-color booklet. From 1978 or 1979 (dates are hazy) until the breakup of their classic line up in 1989, Sydney, Australia's FEEDTIME shoved their mutant fusion of early American blues, stripped-down hard-rock and minimalist punk on an often-hostile music scene. Their raw vision of rock music and disdain for trendy music-biz maneuvering earned them little in the way of mainstream success. This is perfect sound and pure art. Avantgarde pub-rock. All hail the concrete urban blues. The vinyl edition is limited to 1000 copies and includes a digital download card of the album tracks plus all CD bonus tracks.
today is friday (2012/SS)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. Formed in 1984, FEEDTIME, the legendary Australian band, created a rumble that has carried over the decades like a subterranean fault rupture; a persistent, threatening tectonic shift that has swallowed anyone lucky enough to encounter one of their records.The band culled through dozens of songs - outtakes from FEEDTIME's great debut album and their even greater follow-up, "shovel". They came across songs that had never seen release in any form, amazing outtakes of old favorites, and cover versions that no one outside the band had heard. The result is "today is friday", a 15 song LP, with all previously unreleased recordings.
FELL TO LOW
half a boy's life (2013/PHOTOBOOTH)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. Hailing from Ventura, FELL TO LOW feature the vocalist of MINUS as well as a member of NAILS and bring forth driving, angular indie-rock that is presented with the same power, emotion and style as bands like DRIVE LIKE JEHU, SLINT and UNWOUND.
FELL TO LOW
low in the dust (2015/REVELATION)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. FELL TO LOW was formed in 2009 in the sleepy town of Ojai, California, slowly honing their sound, creating angular, '90s indie-rock that takes cues from bands like UNWOUND, JUNE OF 44 and SLINT. "low in the dust" is the band's 1st full-length after two 10"s and two 7"s, and is a perfectly crafted record: every guitar note, every drum hit, every vocal howl has been painstakingly thought out and performed. Colored (clear) or thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card.
FELL TO LOW
sensible sounds of men (2012/REACT)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. In order to reconcile the length of this release with its track count, it might help to consider the 2 tracks from FELL TO LOW's 3rd 7". In 10min., this recording will take its listeners from downer guitar meanderings to slashing, angular punk cuts and back down into what's best described as sludgy fuzzforest. "sensible sounds of men" is an up-to-date composite synthesized from noise, punk and everything these fine young men care to say (an will someday wish they hadn't). Possibly comparable to ENGINE KID, SLINT, and DRIVE LIKE JEHU. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
black sea (2008/TOUCH)
EXPERIMENTAL. FENNESZ is one of a handful of people from experimental electronic music's late '90s halcyon days still kicking around. Where others have disappeared or resigned themselves to arms-length abstraction, FENNESZ has evolved his aesthetic and found new avenues of expression. There's enough laissez-faire melodicism throughout to retain the word "song" somewhere in your associative stream, but FENNESZ is hardly the same from track to sprawling track. Comparisons with the countless brothers-in-noodling that he's influenced can go only so far - suffice to say that with all its slowly blooming beauty, alluring aberrations, and deftly measured brute force, the closest analogue to what FENNESZ has done on "black sea" seems to be nature itself.
unraveled (2013/NO REPRIEVE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is the 3rd vinyl release by Tampa, Florida's FERAL BABIES. Music is raw, angry and fast but maintains a catchy and melodic vibe to it. Reminiscent of bands like CIRCLE JERKS, ANGRY SAMOANS and ZERO BOYS.
violent boredom (2011/RIGID/NO REPRIEVE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "violent boredom" is FERAL BABIES 1st vinyl offering. The record is packed full with short, concentrated, and furious bursts of true hardcore-punk. FERAL BABIES have stripped away all the polish and production of contemporary punk and created a sound worthy of comparison to classics like CIRCLE JERKS, GERMS and ANGRY SAMOANS. The music is maniacal, raw and aggressive while carrying catchy melodies and lyrical hooks.
under the western sky (2015/SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM)
INDIE/ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. "under the western sky" is the debut LP from FERRIDAY. They're a newer band from the Albany area. This record contains 10 songs that mix the spirit of band's like CRAZY HORSE with '80s bands like HÜSKER DÜ or DINOSAUR JR. and the MINUTEMEN.
manticore (2013/DEEP SIX)
GRINDCORE. "manticore" is the new 28 track release from FETUS EATERS. "manticore" keep in the tradition of the vomitcore style that they pioneered 17 years ago, as well as furthering the use of "core" in the title of releases. The incoherent gibbering lyrics coupled with sarcasm, blast beats, spastic screaming, razor sharp riffing and their trademarked use of noise, toys and saxophones make this latest release continue the aural assault that they mastered on their first 2 demos.