KRIG I HUDIK
s/t (2009/FERAL WARD)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Formed by members of TOTALITÄR, MISSBURKARANA, SWINEHOOD and BRAINBOMBS, KRIG I HUDIK represent some of the best of Swedish hardcore and do 8 raging covers of some fairly obscure and forgotten late '70s and '80s Scandi punk and hardcore bands plus add 2 original scorchers played in the vein of early TOTALTÄR. Limited to just 500 copies!
Ice hatch (2003/GSL)
KRMTX sind die CHROMATICS, allerdings machen Adam M. und Nat S. jetzt als Duo weiter. Adam hat neben dem Gesang noch den Part an der Gitarre uebernommen, auch wenn ich ehrlich gesagt keine Gitarre hoere. Eher Low-Fi Electro-Dub, der staendig bemueht scheint, Pop zu sein. Dazu stammelt ein verwirrter junger Mann Laute vor sich hin. Klingt alles nicht so ganz ausgegoren. Dennoch besteht das Label GSL darauf, dass diese Art von Musik sehr wichtig ist. Fuer Fans der CHROMATICS und Liebhaber des GSL Labels mag diese kleine Scheibe Sinn machen.
paranoid (2012/HOLY TERROR)
HARDCORE. Formed by members of PISSCHRIST, Australia's KROMOSOM take cues from classic Japanese and Scandinavian noisy hardcore, d- beat bands to make 4 blasts of raw punk on this 7".
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. After a few months spent to raise the kids, earn real money, find a reliable 2nd guitar guy and write new music, KRUGER are back with new material: a gorgeous very-limited-handnumbered-collector-coloured 10'' vinyl containing 2 brand new songs, along with a new video clip. Two songs only, kidding me? Nope. Swiss quality, not quantity - and this should be enough to put the Lausanne-based noisemongers back in the post-metal panorama they contributed to shape.
for death, glory and the end of the world (2011/PELAGIC)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. KRUGER's latest effort on vinyl! This is the Double LP edition of the swaggering fourth studio effort of the swiss quintet released on Listenable Records. A thick mix of CONVERGE, BREACH and BURST frenzy, oily ENTOMBED-style riffs and MASTODONian exuberance. This deluxe vinyle contains also 2 live tracks and a couple of dubious covers, including KYUSS' "hurricane" and KRAFTWERK's "radioactivy". KRUGER take the majestic, layered and densed progressive-hardcore/metal sound towards heavier, virulent and more melodic territories.
s/t (2011/ROSS + REITER)
POP-PUNK. KRUSTY CREW is a melodic pop-punk band from Bielefeld, Germany. "rückwärts nimmer" is 5 blasts of emotive pop-punk, cohesively strung together so well it's hard to believe KRUSTY CREW hasn't released any vinyl so far. Way better than the faceless pop bands flooding today’s scene. The record is limited to just 100 copies! Comes as colored one-sided LP (for shure on 180gr), with a screen-print on the b-side, as well with a beautiful screen-printed and handnumbered cardboard cover. On top - each copy comes with an individually stamped slogan inclusive your own personal stamp! Buy this at once!
caught in an evil web of violence (2008/LOONY TUNES)
CRUST-PUNK. KULTURKAMPF were an early '80s UK anarcho-punk band, and this full-length is culled from old demos. This LP comes in an excellent quality and if you dig most of the classic '80s UK punk sort of ANTHRAX, FLUX OF PINK INDIANS get this!
existence (2008/TRENCH ROT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is the debut 7" by these upstate N.Y. warriors. After getting out and playing around a lot in the past year, they have certainly gotten tighter and it shows here on this record. Thrashy hardcore-punk with something to say. In the vein of AUS-ROTTEN, DISCHARGE, etc.. Each record handnumbered out of 300.
KURSK / DAMAGE DIGITAL
split (2009/LEVEL PLANE)
GRINDCORE. KURSK once more celebrate organic grinding hardcore with elaborate arrangements. KURSK walk the road of genre- bending bands such as VOIVOD and DAMAD, pushing the envelope of extreme hardcore. DAMAGE DIGITAL from Japan playing premium thrashy grindcore. Very raw and energetic, following the tradition of their countrymen 324 and DISCORDANCE AXIS in making catchy yet extreme grind. With this record DAMAGE DIGITAL mark their 13th anniversary of representing the finest in the underground grindcore scene.
KURSK / DEFEATIST
split (2007/LEVEL PLANE)
HARDCORE/GRINDCORE. Fantastic split 7" from KURSK and DEFEATIST. This record is full-on, unrelenting, grindcore. KURSK hail from Canada and having already released a debut 7". These 2 tracks continue their rampage with sickening, brutal vocals, non-stop, propulsive drumming and twisted, off-kilter guitar lines. Their sound does make reference to other Canadian hardcore beasts URANUS or ONE-EYED GOD PROPHECY. DEFEATIST come storming out of the gates with their 1st release and drop 4 tracks of blistering grindcore. With members having formerly be in KALIBAS and ANODYNE, they only sacrifice the speed of their fury when transitioning into more deliberate and technical passages.
KURSK / HALF GORILLA
split (2010/JUST SAY NO)
GRINDCORE. HALF GORILLA are from Milwaukee and play 4 songs that have a really thick, pummeling sound. KURSK, who have been forced to change their name to WOLBACHIA, are from Winnipeg. This time with 3 tracks that are best described as the grinding sound of gears in a machine.
KURSK / LYCANTHROPHY
split (2008/HALO OF FLIES)
GRINDCORE. Three tracks of absolutely mind-bending and twisting grindcore from KURSK. Like DIE KREUZEN and VOIVOD speed up to 78rpm, these canucks are re-defining extreme. Split-mates from the czech republic, LYCANTHROPHY, have nearly 10 years under their belts with absolutely no signs of slowing down. Like on their previous releases this is fast as possible hard- and fastcore that refuses to let up over the 6 tracks here.
POST-PUNK-ROCK. This 12" contains the songs "we want royals" and "rat", both previously released on the Split-7" with the POPULAR SHAPES - but completely remixed and remastered with a way better sound. On the backside you’ll get 4 real remix-versions: "black cat" and "tricks on dancing" (from the "la guard") as BAM BAM BABYLON BAJASCH-remixes, also then "black cat" and "royals" as ENDO-remix-versions! The cover comes with an extra-screenprint on front- and backside, and this record is limited as well to 500 copies!
samshällets forrädäre (2010/FERAL WARD)
HARDCORE. KVOTERINGEN hail from the badlands of Sweden and the caustic sounds they detonante capture the intensity and the greatness of the Swedish hardcore-punk scene. "samshällets forrädäreis" is plain hardcore akin to MEANWHILE or TOTALITÄR, with who KVOTERINGEN share members. Serious hunk of raw and brutal hardcore with a hint of thrash, of the highly intense variety which has made those swedish bands famous.
HARDCORE. The 12 songs take off from where the previous split with DEATH TOKEN ended. KYKLOOPPIEN SUKUPUUTTO deliever rugged hardcore with a good mix of hectic speeds and barked vocal shouts with slightly slower (never too slow) and quirkier riffing that gives them an unusual vibe. It's aggressive and sort of dark, but it's not too heavy. There's just a lot of distortion and a good amount of changeups to keep things interesting, and a lot of the chord progressions are pretty straightforward and have a fast early-80's US sort of style. The artwork is absolutely amazing, and with an embossed full-colour sleeve to boot these 12 songs of truthfully pissed off hardcore anthems has become mandatory in every collection.