HARDCORE-PUNK. There's an undeniable and infectious NEW BOMB TURKS and ZERO BOYS hook in Jason's snarl (from 86 MENTALITY), and it suits the '80 midwest hardcore steeped in KBD sensibilities just fine. Stripped down and simple hardcore-punk; 6 songs of piss and vinegar hardcore-punk. You will find nothing fancy crammed into the next minutes, you will also realize that you often don't need anything fancy.
NEO EDDING TERROR
wir/fragezeichen (2015/SM MUSIK)
PUNK-ROCK. NEO EDD!NG TERROR (or just N.E.T.) from Gera, Deutschland recorded some old songs from the '90s (fragezeichen) and some new tracks (wir) for this longplayer. NEO EDD!NG TERROR play authentic german punk-rock, no more but no less.
PUNK-ROCK. NEON PISS have been crafting their debut vinyl release for nearly 2 years. Everything about NEON PISS sounds familiar - you know how you are going to feel as soon as you hear the opening swagger and they are every bit as good as you hope they are going to be. An LP full of songs that will make you feel instantly comfortable. You are welcome to dismiss this as some more of that melodic punk that you are too cool to admit that you like, but you would be a fool. Yes, the songs are catchy, and yes NEON PISS will get stuck in your head, but this shit is deep and these songs are as close to utter brilliance. If your into THE OBSERVERS, MANIKINS, THE BRIEFS and other melodic punk band - you should buy this immediately.
Gong lake (208/TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS)
This trio are equal parts musicians, sculptors, scientists, blacksmiths, electricians, and industrial machinists; relentlessly inventive. They construct their own instruments, forging guitars and drums out of circular saw blades, gas tanks, oil drums, bike parts, VCR casings, and miscellany from the trash. The effect is a bizarre, post-apocalyptic mélange of steel, iron, wire, rust, rivet, knob, and cable. Concerts are seizures of motion. NEPTUNE rocks. Hard. Recalling the slapdash angularity of THE FALL, the rhythmic ack-ack blasts of THIS HEAT, and the sheer proto-clangor of EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN, they count as one of the best experimental rock bands of any era.
NERVE AGENTS, THE
HARDCORE-PUNK. THE NERVE AGENTS is a sound balanced by the members' different personalities and by a combination of various influences like YOUTH OF TODAY with the CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK FLAG with CAUSE FOR ALARM, and 7 SECONDS with the CRO MAGS. The band is a mixture of hardcore and punk, turning their music into a sound very reminiscent of the early '80s. Colored (blue) vinyl includes a digital download card.
NERVE AGENTS, THE
the butterfly collection (2009/HELLCAT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Bringing back the spirit and energy of '80s hardcore-punk to todays modern hardcore scene, this is the 3rd album from one of the most explosive Bay-Area bands that features ex-members of REDEMPTION 87, RELY, and FURY 66. "the butterfly collection" has 15 blistering tracks of dark, raging hardcore. The lines have officially been blurred- punk, goth, metal, and harcore have all bled into one and "the butterfly collection" stands as proof!
fludium (2012/THIS CHARMING MAN)
POST/NOISE-PUNK. Hailing from south germany these three young guys steped back into the past and inhaled a good deep breath of '80s noise and post-punk. Maybe they flipped too often through their older brothers or sisters record-collection, but the old stuff, before they were born, definately gets them the goosebums. "fluidum" gives you a good impression of a nihilistic and disorientated youth. "ich möchte teil einer jugendbewegung sein!" – fuck you! Vinyl includes a digital download card.
fun (2014/THIS CHARMING MAN)
POST/NOISE-PUNK. Hailing fromSouth Germany, these young trio steped back into the past and inhaled a good deep breath of '80s noise-post-punk. Maybe they flipped too often through their older brothers or sisters record-collection, but the old stuff, before they were born, definately gets them the goosebums. Their 2nd full-length, "fun" gives you a good impression of a nihilistic and disorientated youth. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2010/BLACK WATER)
HARDCORE. The 1st full-length from Portlands newest generation of noise punks. Features 12 tracks of punishing manic hardcore-punk that will leave your ears bleeding! NERVESKADE has quickly made a name for themselves by laying waste to punks across america with their insane live shows and a slew of cassette releases and two 7"s which sold-out almost before they were released. This LP will lay waste to anyone not previously exposed to their brain damaging noise! The sound is something like the early UK thrash bands ala RIPCORD, CHAOS U.K. with a touch of the Japanese noise-punk scene and a power drill to the skull!
POST-PUNK-ROCK. This record is the 2nd self-titled album from these Ohio dark punks. An improvement on their (also awesome) 1st album in every way, the fast songs are meaner and more aggressive, the slower songs are more textured and atmospheric. Impeccable recording, truly impressive musicianship and songwriting inspiration to burn. This goes way, way beyond the "punk kids playing post-punk" thing going around these days. Fits in perfectly on the darker end of the Dirtnap Records spectrum, alongside such fine company as THE ESTRANGED, THE SPLITS and AUTISTIC YOUTH. Truly an important and epic mind-bender of an album. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
duration and delusion (2015/TWELVE GAUGE)
POST/NOISE-PUNK. "duration and delusion" follows up the band's 2013 debut with more of what made that album great: minimal noise-punk jams seethe with feeling, existing in a space right between the raging and desperate and the totally stoned. Clean guitars strum urgently and break into surf rock tones as bare-bones drums and bass pound out tight CRASS-like cadences. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
POST-PUNK. Perth, Australia’s NERVOUS TREND releases their 1st 7". These 2 songs combine a hypnotic melody and heartbeat rhythm that will not leave you alone. Dark, haunting music with empowering lyrics that feel and move through each song. This band breaks the current mold of punk and post-punk by blending both so damn perfect. In this day and age, this record needs to be listened to… and often.
s/t (2010/DEMON SPAWN)
HARDCORE. Their 1st full-length after various split-records is out to give their music the attention it deserves. NESSERIA are playing a mean and pissed blend of hardcore with some metal hints, colliding in a mix that reminds of CONVERGE, BOTCH and other uncompromising acts of our time. Constantly changing the pace from very fast, harsh metallic beats to hard hitting breakdowns is among the pillars of their sound. A constantly desperate screaming shouter is underlining the uncompromising and hard hitting approach these guys have. There is no sun, it is all darkness, from the blast opening to the slow paced outro-like final track. Probably still among the strongest acts out of France right now. Recommended! Limited to 500 items on colored vinyl.
music for drivers (2012/DENOVALI)
AMBIENT/ELECTRO/EXPERIMENTAL. Comprising of Christoph Clöser (BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE), Tycho Schottelius (DESMOND DENKER), Thomas Mahmoud & Gerald Mandl (TANNHÄUSER STERBEN & DAS TOD), THE NEST have created their own blend of electronic sounds, jazz and noise across various improvisational sessions recorded live in Cologne in 2011. "music for drivers" is a 62min. long entity which is driven by the contrast between the organic and the mechanical, between the organized and the shredded. The mostly minimalistic sounds of THE NEST manage to keep a fragile balance between an eerie atmosphere and a very subtle and peculiar humor. Vinyl, limited to 350 copies comes with thick gatefold-sleeves, 180gr vinyl and includes a digital download card.
PROGRESSIVE-METAL/NOISE. NETHERLANDS were formed in New York City in 2010 by multi-instrumentalist Timo Ellies. In addition to already having an extensive solo discography, Ellis appeared on almost 100 albums and has recorded and collaborated with the likes of JOHN ZORN, THE MELVINS, WEEN, and GIBBY HAYNES among many others. NETHERLANDS was created to express Ellis' heavier inclinations. Their 3rd record, "audubon", is a moody, noisy, sludgy juggernaut, combining murderous riffs and infectious hooks. The musical greats are always leaders, not followers. NETHERLANDS have proven to be the front-runner of NYC's credited experimental scene, one about to spread worldwide.