abysmal (2013/LAST ANTHEM)
SLUDGE-METAL/HARDCORE. Featuring members of BLOODLET and JUNIOR BRUCE, HOLLOW LEG bring slow, down-tuned, heavy sludge that brings to mind EYEHATEGOD, WEEDEATER and CROWBAR. First thing that catches immediately attention is the sound which is much much heavier, thicker and louder than on their previous album. There's no filler here, each song will definitely tense all your muscles, this is awesomely slow-hardcorish sludge-metal to suffer with a smile. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2009/P. TRASH)
GARAGE-PUNK. On a cold morning the POPPETS took out their caffeine addiction and their old drum computer pal to an empty warehouse where they met up with a cheap gang of guitars, a good-for-nothing bunch of synthesizers and a sock wearing, noise addicted microphone and together they wrung out these 8 minimalistic and animalistic lo-fi gems that were captuired immediately on a 4-track tape recorder. Their 1st longer effort to date clocks in at 14min. and is filled to the brim with damaged and beat-up pop that shakes and twitches in every corner. None of the involved had to suffer mental or physical damage and will soon be operational for other releases. This edition comes with a silk-screened cover.
turned up way down (2002/DERANGED)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. Loud high energy, head-bobbin rock 'n' roll comparable to GLUECIFER, AC/DC and ROCKETS FROM THE CRYPT. Previous releases on Spectrasonic sounds and Great American Steak Religion. Members went on in BRUTAL KNIGHTS.
happy loneliness (2009/NO WAY)
PUNK-ROCK. "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 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. Colored (red) vinyl is limited to 1000 copies!
power trip (2006/DEAD AND GONE)
HARDCORE. NOTHING DONE blend influences from bands like old AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANTIDOTE, SHARK ATTACK, STOP AND THINK and TOKEN ENTRY, resulting in a 31 song discography CD of short and fast paced hardcore. Features members from REACHING FORWARD and KNOW YOUR ENEMY. Fans of the above mentioned bands take note!
TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE
cockroaches (2011/IRON LUNG)
NOISE/POST-PUNK. It's hard to believe that TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE has been largely ignored outside of Australia. "cockroaches" was only available on CD in Australia back in 2006. The album reflects the "filth/cop" era SWANS but takes it's primitive nature to new level by smashing the mirror and hacking those bands to chunks with the shards. It has spent years in the shadows of the outback but now it's time for the world to experience this madness. Let the cockroaches crawl all over you. Vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.
TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE
termites (2012/IRON LUNG)
NOISE/POST-PUNK. The current Australian underground music scene is quickly becoming something we will be talking about worldwide in the same way that '80s US hardcore or West-Coast power-violence are now. TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE offers their 2nd LP of jagged sunburnt noise-rock in the fashion of these modern times of struggle and woe. This will not cheer you up. This may drive you further into oblivion. Their best material to date. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
TRANSATLANTIC RAT'S ATOM / BIRD EYE
DOOM/DRONE/NOISE. TRANSATLANTIC RAT'S ATOM music feels somehow weird. Twisted and heavy groovy psych-doom from 2/3 of UFO GESTAPO. Occasional sax, clarinet, harp and keyboards give their side of the split a slight jazzy dissonant feeling. BIRD EYE have gently and humbly taken the b-side. But this is none other than Edgy BURNING WITCH's new band. Evil and psychedelic in its own inimitable way. The music is organic but noisy. Is this doom with ambient parts? Whatever. The heavy songs splay soundscapes of trippy mental states.
no tomorrow (2008/MALFUNCTION)
HARDCORE. MELTDOWN's 5 song "no tomorrow", is the band's finest hour to date. "no tomorrow" showcases their continuously evolving precision and power. Their trademark machine gun guitar riffs, unrelenting double bass and bone shaking breakdowns are more infectious than they've ever been. MELTDOWN resists this, taking a base blueprint of hardcore with influences like the CRO-MAGS and the almighty INTEGRITY, which is a pretty good place to start, and adding thrash and metal to the mix, reminiscent of old ANTHRAX. The potent mixture serves the band well, with lyrics serving up world apocalyptic views. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
FELL TO LOW
sensible sounds of men (2012/REACT)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. In order to reconcile the length of this release with its track count, it might help to consider the 2 tracks from FELL TO LOW's 3rd 7". In 10min., this recording will take its listeners from downer guitar meanderings to slashing, angular punk cuts and back down into what's best described as sludgy fuzzforest. "sensible sounds of men" is an up-to-date composite synthesized from noise, punk and everything these fine young men care to say (an will someday wish they hadn't). Possibly comparable to ENGINE KID, SLINT, and DRIVE LIKE JEHU. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (II) (2008/DERANGED)
POP-PUNK. The return of Vancouver's TRANZMITORS is here in form of an exploding 4 track MLP of power-pop excellence! These new tracks demonstrate an obvious progression from their extremely well-received 2007 album by delivering even catchier, more melodic, and tighter songs than previous releases. This release includes 3 original and one fabulous cover of the MOONDOGS "Who's gonna tell mary". Superb song writing and killer production make this item the TRANZMITORS best release to date. Featuring ex- and current members of THE SMUGGLERS, THE NEW TOWN ANIMALS and THE PARALLELS, the power-pop combo take their musical cues from bands like THE BUZZCOCKS, THE UNDERTONES,THE BOYS and THE EXPLODING HEARTS.
jersey's best dancers (2015/NO IDEA)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. The final release by one of hardcore's most renowned artists accurately recreates the invincible formula of their breakthrough album while refining its ingredients and retaining the progressive and uplifting edge that launched their legend. While enervated scenesters talk about hardcore-punk in the past tense, there every so often comes a band like LIFETIME to remind us how invigorating and relevant the genre can be with a little bit of passion and sincerity. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
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agresse gueule (2010/EMERGENCE)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. After their split with HIRO, BRUME RETINA are back with a full-length by it's own. Expect a rawer sound that still manages to keep the melodic aspect that we know from the French emo/screamo-scene. BRUME RETINA is comparable to their french fellows in AUSSITOT MORT and DAITRO.
sick (2011/MAXIMUM DOUGLAS)
POST-HARDCORE. "sick" is a noisy, contorted, experimental post-hardcore full-length. Intense and crushing, cutting edge guitar riffs, raw vocals, balanced and colorful drums, heavy bulldozer like themes and technical shifts, turns, twists are gonna run through to you like a racing car. The 8 tracks of "sick" are an intense, shaking experience. The four piece from France find an interesting path between hardcore, modern metal, some sludge and doom left-over roots and their gloomy, but extremely heavy music have some distinct, unique taste. ANORAK have nerve, have a kind of primitive intensity and they brutal themes are combined extremely technically.
ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES
POST-HARDCORE. ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES is a four piece emo-hardcore band formed in 2012 in Strasbourg, France. The band is composed with members of ELECTRIC SUICIDE CLUB, CCHAOS IS, THE ORING, OAK and others. ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES blur the lines between hardcore, screamo, and related sub-genres, offering something of substantial emotional weight to their listeners. If your into SAETIA, BIRDS IN ROW or TOUCHE AMORE - give them a try.