INSTANT ASSHOLE / MOUTH SEWN SHUT
split (2008/TANK CRIMES)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Oakland's INSTANT ASSHOLE brings 4 quick witted fast hardcore-punk jams. Boston's MOUTH SEWN SHUT throw down 2 crushers in the same vein as their other band, TOXIC NARCOTIC. No reggae grooves on this one, just straight fast punk delivery. Essential punk split - just awesome!
INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL
call of the blue distance (2014/AGIPUNK)
CRUST-HARDCORE. One of the heaviest European crust legion finally landed in the blackest of the Agipunk territories. The music developed a step ahead to a more contaminated sound by some elements coming from the less uncompromised post-punk bands like KILLING JOKE ans ALARIC. The reminiscences of stench core heroes like AXEGRINDER, AMEBIX and BOLT THROWER are still strong, but there's a new vibe one this record that definitely makes it even more interesting than their previous releases. Be ready to be buried once again by INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL. Vinyl comes with poster and gatefold-cover.
POST-PUNK. One of the many bands popping up in Austin’s buzzing scene. INSTITUTE leans to the punk side of post-punk. They recall CRISIS and COITUS INT. with a mix of anarcho bands thrown in there too. Members of WICCANS, GLUE and RECIDE. This is a vinyl pressing of their superb 6 track demo. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
giddy boys (2014/KATORGA WORKS)
POST-PUNK. Texas' INSTITUTE delivers this stunning debut 7" highlighting their superior brand of punk heavily inspired by anarcho and post-punk greats. Taking obvious cues from bands such as CRISIS with hints of P.I.L. and even the PARTISANS, the band has delivered on the potential of their much-hyped demo cassette.
salt (2014/SACRED BONES)
POST-PUNK. Formed in Texas, in 2013, INSTITUTE includes members of WICCANS, GLUE, BLOTTER and RECIDE, and after multiple releases they present a raw, noisy punk on a MLP. The "salt" tracks are as sharp as the band's earlier work but suggests longer, more experimental forms and a more incisive lyrical perspective, dealing with topics from existentialism to the singer's experience as a closeted youth.
domen ar att (2013/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. This is a re-press of the very limited LP on DeNihil Records of Sweden that sold-out in a hot minute. Members of TOTALITÄR, HERÄTYS, KVOTERINGEN and MEANWHILE join forces to deliver an LP of hard hitting Swedish hardcore in the TOTALITÄR tradition.
olympus mons (2012/KAPITÄIN PLATTE)
POST-ROCK. "olympus mons" is the 2nd album from this Munich-based band with a fantastic mixture of indie-prog-post-rock between FUGAZI, MOGWAI and MOTORPSYCHO. Limited, handnumbered edition includes a digital download card.
s/t (2010/(KAPITÄN PLATTE)
POST-ROCK. INSTRUMENT is a Munich based post-rock band. They formed out of the ashes of COSMIC CASINO. On their self-titled debut they serve 9 fantastic tracks. Soundwise it's a beautiful mixture of OCEANSIZE post-rock and MOTORPSYCHO psycho-prog-rock. This is an album that explores every emotion, sweeping the listener up in its beauty, its wholeness, and its musical greatness. The limited to 600 copies DoLP is hand-numbered and comes with a bonustrack, a nice silk-screen cover and a MP3 download code.
PUNK-ROCK. Still retaining some of that Southern California beach punk influence as shown on the 7" and demo, the band has also taken more additional cues from the real surf-rock genre, KBD punk and obscure rock 'n' roll in general. Its hard to describe it really apart from a few obvious nods and this record does stand on it's own. This band is part of the very amazing Rotcore scene, for the uninitiated that's Rochester NY. Look it up because they're churning out some gems. Per band's request there is no color vinyl, insted nostalgic full-color brown interior cardstock covers.
the cure for the truth (2009/VENDETTA)
DOOM-HARDCORE. Finally coming up with their 1st full-length, this multicultural band creates an ugly bastard of BLACK SABBATH metal, hardcore and sample-loaded atmospherical noise passages. Sheer heavy riffs, punishing drums and stomach-deep bass-humming over which a tortured female voice expresses both hate and desperation roll slowly, but unstoppable towards the overwhelmed listener. Just as KYLESA are leaving their path with their recent album, INSUICIETY are ready to take over the crown of heavy tribal punk - or in other words: imagine "souls at zero"-era NEUROSIS meets DAMAD. Comes with superb foldout-cover.
INSULT / RAMPANT DECAY
HARDCORE. Brand new split release between 2 of Boston's most despised bands. INSULT plays no frills in-your-face fastcore while RAMPANT DECAY plays beer-soaked crossover that incorporates a volatile combination of thrash, crust-hardcore and sludge. Strictly limited to 500 copies.
violence in our minds (2009/CRUCIAL RESPONSE)
HARDCORE. The INSURANCE RISK discography LP titled "violence in our minds". It compiles the entire recorded output of INSURANCE RISK. Both 7"s - 18 songs of Boston styled hardcore. Finally a band that does add a different flavor to the whole revival of the '80s. The music fits the lyrics fits the sound... you got it? Completely remastered and repackaged with some liner notes.
Never surrender (2008/BASEMENT)
PUNK-ROCK. THE INSURGENCE began in 2004 in the rain soaked city of Seattle, quickly earning a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the Northwest. Gaining such attention landed them support slots for such heavy hitters as RANCID, DROPKICK MURPHYS, CIRCLE JERKS, SUBHUMANS and STREET DOGS just to name a few. They seamlessly blend high-energy punk rock with pumped up rock 'n' roll, creating a volatile blend of bands like THE CASUALTIES, DROPKICK MURPHYS and ZEKE.
Inside every kid ... (2000/TRAFFIC VIOLENCE)
Vier-Griffe-Punkrock mit politisch Texten und fettem Booklet. Farbiges Vinyl.
paranoia (2007/WASTED SOUNDS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Just like their neighbours in REGULATIONS and VICIOUS this quartet, with members from DS-13, DICK CHENEY, AMBULANCE etc., devotes themselves to '80s style hardcore-punk but with more striking power than the local competitors. They mix that raw feeling with the sound of classical bands, ending up with a simple and pure soundtrack for destruction. It is apparent that the group have studied the classical compilations "flex your head" and "this is boston not la", BLACK FLAG and CIRCLE JERKS. The fact that INSURGENT KID have managed to make their full-length debute sound like it was released on Xclaim, Discord around 1982 makes it the best swedish hardcore album so far this year.