s/t (2011/LA VIDA ES UN MAS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Coming from Mexico, a country where street executions and drug Lords are at war with everybody, INSERVIBLES can be described as the soundtrack of the Mexican nightmare. Their blazing hardcore-thrash, reminiscent of bands like RAW POWER or VOID but in a totally deranged, odd lo-fi sound. The 13 tracks contained in this LP may bring to mind some of those bands but there is something else behind all those layers of filth they call music. Housed in a tasteless jacket.
una vida de tristeza (2013/SPHC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. INSERVIBLES is probably coolest, most relevant Mexican band of the past 10-20 years. Hyper negative/realistic attitude with a well-informed and loose sound that brings to mind UNITED MUTATION or CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS. Recorded via 4-track with access to a delay pedal. Everybody always says deranged, weird, disturbed, yeah probably, it always helps to have something to be pissed about. But one should also note their keen abilities as songwriters, to write powerful and memorable hardcore songs that never stray inappropriately into rock or metal or speed. Just straight-forward mastery of all the things we love about hardcore-punk.
tokyo straight edge (2011/SIX FEET UNDER)
SXE-HARDCORE. A joint effort between Japanese label Alliance Trax and Six Feet Undser. This is the debut 7" from Tokyo, Japan's INSIDE who take a harder approach to their 7" than they did to the demo. They're mixing late '90s US influences with late '80s NYC hardcore. Think JUDGE, UNBROKEN, and FOUNDATION mixed into one with all the vocals in Japanese (with English translation in the lyric sheet). Colored vinyl includes a MP3 download card.
no spiritual surrender (2015/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. Quite possibly the most popular release ever on Revelation Records. Intelligent and introspective lyrics combined with one of the most intense and heartfelt vocal performances ever captured on a hardcore record make this a must have for any fan of the genre. Features Zack de la Rocha of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE on vocals. New pressing now available on gold vinyl.
happy loneliness (2009/NO WAY)
PUNK-ROCK. [reduced price] "happy loneliness" is the heavily anticipated 2nd studio album and a brilliant and broody follow-up to last year's ripping "no escape". On "happy loneliness" you'll get 8 brandnew melodic driving punk-rock. This is yet again fresh, catchy, snotty and still raw - mid paced and catchy as hell. A big step up for them as well, throwing in a strong dark influence with twisted hooks and desperate lyrical content. It reminds of the ZERO BOYS, ADOLESCENTS and newer bands like NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS and YOUNG WASTENERS. The production has a real late '70s rock influenced punk sound. Limited to 1000 copies!
walking on the string (2008/NO WAY)
PUNK-HARDCORE. "walking on the string" contains 4 songs of killer spanish punk for fans of old punk and hardcore where the song matters a little more than the noise. Catchy as hell, but still hardcore in the way that REAGAN YOUTH, BLITZ and DESCENDENTS were. This is also a must have for fans of bands like PELIGRO SOCIAL or NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS.
drag utan drog (2011/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On their 1st two 7"s, Umea, Sweden's INSTÄNGD made a name for themselves by pounding out some of the rawest and snottiest early '80s-inspired hardcore around, and they continue that trend on this 7". This time around, the production is a little clearer with a more powerful drum sound and a biting, obnoxious, yet clear, guitar sound, but the music is still all about the primitiv energy. You'll get 6 songs that will have you confused about whether to hum along or just punch yourself in the face. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
konkret och brutal (2008/ADULT CRASH)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The new wave of hardcore-punk that goes back to the roots of the '80s hardcore rawpunk. This is the 2nd offering from these Umea hardcore-punks! On "konkret och brutal" you'll get 6 new '82 flavoured hits paying homage to scandinavian classics like HEADCLEANERS/HUVUDTVATT and even MINOR THREAT. Really nice and raging!
mitt svar pa ingenting (2007/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Sweden's INSTÄNGD are a new band featuring members of REGULATIONS and TRISTESS, but they don't sound anything like the melodic-punk of those bands. On "Mitt svar pa ingenting", INSTANGD take as their main influence old, barbaric scandinavian hardcore-punk like HEADCLEANERS, HUVUDTVATT, MISSBRUKARNA, or S.O.D. (the swedish one). If you need a less obscure comparison, URBAN WASTE would make a good reference point since this has a completely blown-out, blistering guitar sound and catchy, punk-as-shit vocals. Needless to say, this 6 song rager destroys everything in its path.
not my religion (2008/PUNKCORE)
PUNK-ROCK. Unlike many of their contemporaries who disappeared in the '80s, only to return 20 years later as a sad shadow of the original band, INSTANT AGONY never went away and never changed! One of the very few original '80s UK punk bands.
nobody listens anymore (2015/SKULD)
PUNK-ROCK. 2015 marks the 30 years anniversary of their classic 1st (and only) full-length LP "nobody listens anymore". Originally released on Bluurg Records back in 1985. The INSTIGATORS where a bunch of enthusiastic anarcho-punk kids that managed to play a style of raging, powerful and in-your-face punk with the right amount of melody and anger. Their lyrix have a bold political message which among other bands of this era left quite an impact on the anarcho scene of the early '80s. This remastered full-length is an absolute punk classic and a must have for every collection! Comes with original sleeve, insert, poster and includes a digital download card.
the blood is on your hands (2015/SKULD)
PUNK-ROCK. Part II of the INSTIGATORS 30th anniversary releases. This LP includes the "blood is on your hands" 7" originally released on Bluurg Records 1984 and available on vinyl for the 1st time since its release. Also included are 2 remastered tracks from "bollox to the gonads" compilation and unheard and rare demo recordings. This LP package includes a huge fold-out sheet with lyrics, photos and bandhistory/linernotes. Vinyl includes a digital download card. This collection is an absolute punk classic and a must have for every collection!
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.
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.