skating with a boner (2009/FLAT BLACK)
HARDCORE. NECKTIES reminds a lot of those obscure '80s Oxnard or Mystic Records 7"s you're going to pick up because there is a skateboard on the cover. Even the recording makes you think of those great hardcore records with young kids singing about school and skateboarding. The drumming on this record is raging and it makes you think of a more straight ahead hardcore driven IMPOSTERS.
NECKTIES MAKE ME NERVOUS
i'm the captain and.. (2008/CODE OF ETHICS)
PUNK-ROCK. "i'm the captain and.." is the 2nd 7" from this Portland band that’s been compared to everyone from PEDESTRIANS and CRIMPSHRINE to CLEVELAND BOUND DEATH SENTENCE mixed with PALATKA, which apparently means they’re simultaneously off-kilter and catchy. It’s dirty punk-rock with frayed cuffs and paper cut abrasions. Dual vocals, lyrics that tackle topics as varied as racism, domestic abuse and aging in punk delivered with both venom and thoughtfulness. Colored vinyl, and artwork by Keith Rosson.
brutal mutilation (2011/NUCLEAR WAR NOW)
THRASH/DEATH-METAL. In the late '80s Brazil was like a Petri dish upon which grew, with bacterial rapidity, a particularly virulent strain of deathrash that ushered in the 1st manifestations of South-American black-metal. The entirety of NECROFAGO’s recorded legacy is encapsulated in their activities during the years 1897 and 1988 with the most important piece being their 1987 demo entitled "brutal mutilation". The demo sounds like the result of the potent collision of immense quantities cheap alcohol and inhalants in brains already awash in adrenaline and youthful testosterone. Lacking in nearly every category of technical proficiency, NECROFAGO focused their entire effort into creating a monument to savagery.
grinding black zero (2011/F.D.A.)
GRINDCORE/DEATH-METAL. After a great CD response it's time to unleash the vinyl version of "grinding black zero". NECROMORPH is one of the grindcore highlights in 2011! This is a fat, powerful, progressive seemingly grindcore hate lumps in vinyl form. A big enjoyment for fans of scandinavian styled death-metal and grindcore such as NASUM, ROTTEN SOUND, REGURGITATE. Vinyl comes with lyricsheet and poster.
sowers of discord (2013/DOOMENTIA)
THRASH-METAL. Thrash-metal the evil way is the name of the game here. After a series of demos and limited releases, "sowers of discord" is the 2nd full-length of the trio. Except that whereas one might have expected another black/thrash band with punk leanings, this band proves with a fist that they just don't play to the same category and don't really fit with the overall chaotic sound of the Brazilian scene. Maybe fuelled by their various experiences in different fields of the vast metal sphere - heavy-metal with WYTCHKRAFT, doom/death with MORIENDI, folk/metal with FOLKLORD etc.. So think of an early AT WAR or BULLDOZER with a modern production.
tentacles of influence (2012/GIVE PRAISE)
GRINDCORE. NEEDFUL THINGS have been bombing our ears since 1995. The 2nd album called "tentacles of influence" coming out now after several split 7"s, tapes, compilations and a full-length. NEEDFUL recorded 19 pretty furious grindcore tracks with a new drummer in well-proven Hell Sound studio. Get ready for a portion of a fast and very tough grinding!
NEEDFUL THINGS / ROSKOPP
split (2012/GIVE PRAISE)
GRINDCORE. Unforgiving down your throat grindcore from the Czech Republic and the USA. These tracks really put to waste any of the bands in their past - these are sincere and raw grindcore anthems! These are not watered down and the sound quality is not compromised while maintaining a lasting impression on the new genre of grind and hardcore bands with a raw, straight-forward sound!
twisted vision/desastre (2013/D.I.Y.)
HARDCORE. This vinyl compiles the 1st two 7"s from Bay-Area, hardcore punk juggernaut NEEDLES, fronted by Martin of LIMP WRIST/LOS CRUDOS and with bass duties covered by Brian of LOOK BACK AND LAUGH/TALK IS POISON among other area luminaries.
friends of no one (2010/TAANG)
HARDCORE. These 6 tracks were taken from the final NEGATIVE APPROACH studio session in 1984 and were considered lost until now. These tracks still contain all of the fire and rage of the early NEGATIVE APPROACH recordings and include a cover of THE STOOGES' "i got a right".
nothing will stand our way (2012/TAANG)
HARDCORE. NEGATIVE APPROACH are known as one of the greatest hardcore bands of all time they challenge the ranks of BLACK FLAG, SSD, MINOR THREAT, BAD BRAINS and POISON IDEA although they only made one 7" one LP in the '80s the recently found 1984 session "friends of no one" has prompted John Brannon to unveil the earliest works of the band. Features outtakes and live recordings that preceded their classic "tied down" LP, included are the outtakes from the 1st 7" on Touch & Go. A collection that covers the 1st of everything from NEGATIVE APPROACH.
s/t (2010/TOUCH & GO)
HARDCORE. Back in 1981, NEGATIVE APPROACH were one of the dominant forces in the Detroit underground. Long out-of-print and bootleged a million times, NEGATIVE APPROACH originally released this 10 song 7" in 1982 on Touch & Go Records. Now remastered by John Golden, the legendary 7" is once again available for past, present and future hardcore fans.
tied down (2010/TOUCH & GO)
HARDCORE. A reissue of the groundbreaking and influential 1983 album from Ohio's hardcore behemoths. "tieddown" show 10 practically peerless tracks of mean, violent, and explosive hardcore, featuring the hoarse, wailing vocals of Jon Brannon, who later went on to front the LAUGHING HYENAS and EASY ACTION. LP includes a MP3 download card.
HARDCORE-PUNK. Colorado boys who say they want to sound like FORMALDEHYDE JUNKIES or GOVERNMENT ISSUE and then they go and cover DISCHARGE. Their bassist is probably the only dude to ever wear a bandana or flip up hat that you don't feel like throwing your drink at. Incredible 6 track release!
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is the 2nd 7" from Sweden’s NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE offers more of the same sloppy '80s hardcore-punk by way of Europe. On "panic", the band returns with 7 tracks that include a few melodic gems that really sets this record apart. No bullshit, no reverb, no trendy - just a three piece trying to play poppy songs using '80s hardcore as its medium.
long haul (2013/INIMICAL)
NOISE-HARDCORE. The latest outgrowth in the malignant strain of aural violence birthed in the industrial Midwest, then branching out to the urban decay of no wave New York and the suburban sprawl of Southern California only to now return once again to where those influences have been distilled before, the northwest. NEGATIVE PRESS is the amphetamine strained and nicotine stained bastard son of noise-rock’s self loathing and hardcore’s propulsion. Simultaneously repulsive in its imagery and attractive in its execution, "long haul" is a near perfect debut. Members of CRIMINAL CODE, WHITE WARDS, GAG, DREAMDECAY and others.